One of our goals at Palm Beach Pediatric Dentistry is to provide the most comfortable and technologically advance care possible for our patients. We are proud to be the only pediatric specialist in South Florida to offer laser dentistry with the Waterlase iPlus laser. The laser has revolutionized dental care just as it has so many other areas of our lives. With the Waterlase iPlus, we can provide children with a new method of dental care, which often can be performed without injection of local anesthesia.
Lasers use energized water and light to safely perform a number of dental procedures. We have a laser unit that sprays atomized water combined with activated light energy to remove decayed tooth structure and diseased gum tissue without heat or vibration. Since there is no heat or vibration, the laser reduces the need for needles and numbness. Furthermore, the laser can cut tooth structure more conservatively than traditional dental drills. It can relieve painful canker sores and accelerate their healing. It can relieve tongue-tied conditions in children with a minimum of anesthesia, no sutures, and almost no bleeding because the laser cauterizes as it cuts.