Soft Tissue Laser

Our caring pediatric dentists and team use a soft tissue laser to provide frenectomies and other treatments for your child. This advanced laser technology helps give your child a comfortable and highly effective treatment so that they can enjoy better oral health. Call Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry at 208-777-9331 to learn more about soft tissue lasers.

One of the advanced technologies our pediatric dentists may use when providing your child’s treatment is a soft tissue laser. Soft tissue lasers allow us to deliver procedures with greater accuracy, providing more effective care and minimizing your child’s recovery time following treatment. Soft tissue lasers are a versatile tool and may be used in a variety of dental procedures, though our office uses them most frequently in frenectomies. Soft tissue lasers provide many benefits, including giving our pediatric dentists greater control during procedures, providing your child with a more accurate and effective treatment, a faster treatment time, a more comfortable overall treatment and a more hygienic procedure.

A frenectomy is a type of treatment where our pediatric dentists and team modify the small tissue folds (known as frenulums) that connect one part of your child’s mouth to another. The two most common types of frenectomy are lingual frenectomy and labial frenectomy. The lingual frenulum connects the bottom of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. If this frenulum is abnormally short or thick, it can result in a condition known as a tongue-tie. This prevents your child from chewing, eating and speaking properly. A labial frenectomy is used to remove the frenulum that attaches the top lip to the gums above the front teeth. In some cases, this frenulum can cause recession of the gums or contribute to a gap between the upper front teeth. The process for a frenectomy is quick and simple, and it can typically be completed in just one visit. We will ensure that your child is comfortable throughout their entire treatment and provide detailed care instructions to help them heal afterward.

For more information about soft tissue lasers and frenectomies, please contact our office today.