Can Children Benefit From Laser Dentistry?

We know laser dentistry has many uses and benefits for adults. (See our What Conditions Can Laser Dentistry Treat? blog post.) Can children realize some of the same benefits?


The dental laser treatments your Leesburg Dental professionals use for adults are safe and effective in treating many pediatric patients. We can use a laser beam to treat issues with tooth enamel and decay or with soft tissue.  For example, an infant cannot nurse well because its  tongue cannot move normally because of the tissue attaching it to the base of the mouth. Lasers for these treatments substantially reduce discomfort and swelling, and they virtually eliminate the need for local anesthesia.

We comply with all American Dental Association recommendations on using lasers with pediatric patients.

Lower Stress

Many children have reservations about visiting the dentist, ranging from mild apprehension to a far more serious level of fear. At Dr. Deidra bird Kokel’s office we do everything we can to keep your child feeling safe and secure. Lasers are one of the tools we use to do just that. With laser dental treatments, we don’t have to administer shots for anesthesia, and we don’t subject our young patients to the high-pitched whine of the dental drill (which many adults don’t like, either). A calmer child in the dental chair means more effective treatments, a quicker visit and a higher likelihood they’ll return for maintenance care.

Trained in  Pediatric Dentistry

Our dentists are comfortable treating children and trained to use lasers. So when you are choosing a Leesburg dentist, bear in mind that lasers and other dental tools are only as effective as the professionals using them. In our office, we use the DIAGNOdent® laser and the Versawave™ Er:Yag laser.

Make your child’s next dental treatment an easier one with our trained Leesburg dentist and a laser. Contact us anytime to discuss questions, concerns and options. We want you to be informed about your child’s oral health!