Growing Smiles takes pride in being the pioneering laser dentistry clinic in our state. Growing Smiles is the only pediatric dentist in 153 miles to have the Solea laser. Our advanced laser treatments offer a swift, almost painless solution for managing lip and tongue ties in children, ensuring a gentle yet effective approach. Solea is virtually replacing the needle, drill, and scalpel in the dental office. Solea can accommodate patients of all ages and procedures of all kinds—without anesthetic for most restorative care.
Experience a new era of dental visits with our laser dentistry. The minimally invasive technique and faster healing times provide comfort to parents and keep children happy. Book an appointment today!
Laser Treatment for Tongue and Lip Tie
Our Solea laser minimizes the likelihood of bleeding or infection after surgery, leading to a quicker recovery. Most infants can breastfeed right after their procedure. It may take time for children to adapt to their new tongue and lip movements. Consistent practice and follow-up with specialists like lactation consultants or speech therapists are key.
Frenectomy procedures have a lasting positive impact, especially for those with tongue or lip ties. This procedure aids in nursing, bottle feeding for infants, and later contributes to easier eating, speaking, and smiling in children.
Innovative Laser Dentistry with Solea
Originating from Convergent Dental in Boston, Massachusetts, the Solea laser system is the first FDA-approved CO2 dental laser for both hard and soft tissue procedures. Developed through extensive research at the University of California School of Dentistry, this laser operates at a unique wavelength, controlled by advanced computer systems, to perform a variety of dental procedures.
Proven to be effective in 90-95% of patients, the Solea® Dental Laser marks a new era in dental technology, offering unparalleled precision and speed in treating tooth decay and other oral issues.
Solea’s unique wavelength enables fast, precise, and gentle cutting of teeth and gums. Dental procedures, from simple cavities to complex surgeries, are completed virtually pain-free and blood-free, often eliminateing the need for anesthesia and sutures.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recognizes the use of lasers as a beneficial instrument in providing dental restorative and soft tissue procedures for infants, children and adolescents.