Pediatric Laser Dentistry in San Jose

Is laser dentistry safe for kids? Yes! At Pediatric Dentistry of San Jose, we use laser dental technology to offer safe and painless dentistry for kids dentistry in Silicon Valley.

How it Works

What is Pediatric Laser Dentistry?

Laser technology has been used in dentistry since the 1970s for various procedures involving both hard and soft tissues. The first laser specifically designed for dental use was introduced in 1987 and received FDA approval in 1990. In 2013, a policy was adopted regarding the use of laser dentistry in pediatric patients, outlining its uses and benefits for children.
Today, laser dentistry utilizes a laser — a device that emits light energy in a focused beam — to perform a wide range of dental procedures involving both hard (tooth) and soft (gum) tissues. The use of lasers in dentistry allows for more precise and minimally invasive treatments compared to traditional dental tools.

What Can Laser Dentistry Treat?

Laser dentistry can be used to treat several dental issues in children in San Jose, including:


Laser treatment for cavities eliminates the need for traditional dental tools, such as drills, which can be intimidating for kids. Laser dentistry is typically less painful than traditional methods.


Some infants are born with a condition known as tongue-tie, where a band of tissue restricts the movement of the tongue. Laser treatment can quickly and safely correct this issue with minimal pain and healing time.

Gum Lesions

Laser dentistry is an effective and comfortable way to remove benign gum lesions that may be causing discomfort for your child.

What is The Solea Laser?

At Pediatric Dentistry of San Jose, we use a specific dental laser known as the Solea laser. It is designed for use in various dental procedures, including the removal or reshaping of tissue or enamel. It is safe for use on all types of teeth, including those with existing restorations, and allows for treatment in multiple areas of the mouth during a single visit.

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Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry offers several benefits for children in Silicon Valley, including:

Precision: Lasers target only the affected tissue, minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue. This precision results in less removal of healthy tooth material during cavity treatment.
Reduced Swelling and Bleeding: The cauterizing effect of lasers also helps to reduce swelling and bleeding during and after dental procedures, making the experience more comfortable for children.
Less Pain: Laser treatment cauterizes as it cuts, sealing nerve endings and reducing pain. This means that children often do not require local anesthesia for laser dental procedures.
Reduced Infection Risk and Faster Healing: Lasers sterilize the treatment area as they work, reducing the risk of infection. Additionally, the sealing effect of lasers promotes faster healing and reduces the need for sutures.
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Is Laser Dentistry Safe for Children?

Laser dentistry is considered very safe for children, with numerous studies confirming its effectiveness and safety. Before undergoing any dental treatment, it is essential to discuss the options with us to determine the best course of action for their specific needs. Our pediatric dentistry laser in San Jose provides children with a positive dental experience. It is almost pain-free and reduces the need for anesthetic shots. There are no loud noises that often frighten children.
Laser dentistry can provide a positive dental experience for children, reducing anxiety and discomfort associated with traditional dental procedures. However, it may not be suitable for all dental procedures and may require the use of traditional dental tools in some cases. At Pediatric Dentistry of San Jose, our team is highly experienced and trained in laser dentistry to ensure safe and effective treatment.
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Pediatric Dentistry of San Jose is Your Home for Laser Dentistry in Silicon Valley

Led by Dr. Michelle and Dr. Grover, our team at Pediatric Dentistry of San Jose uses a laser for dental treatment for kids in a safe and highly effective manner. This laser also reduces the risk of infection while healing. Healing time gets reduced, and there is no need for sutures as the laser seals up the wound as it cuts. With the reduced visit time and minimally invasive procedure, your child will feel more relaxed and reduce any anxiety they might have about going to the dentist — plus, you get to tell them about the cool lasers that will be used!
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