We’ve all been children at some point in our lives, and many of us have viewed the dentist with at least a little fear and trepidation. It makes sense - the dentist’s office can seem intimidating to little ones, with the bright lights and people in masks and protective gear touching and probing their mouths. Even though we work hard to ensure that our office is a safe and comfortable place for adults and children alike, the reality is that any dentist’s office will always be a mythical source of fear and foreboding for some people. 

This can be especially true when talking about root canals, cavities, crowns, and more. When it comes time for procedures beyond basic cleaning, we know that many parents dread the idea of bringing a scared child into the office because of the potential chaos that might ensue. This is why we have a tool that makes many procedures so much easier for our pediatric patients: Introducing the LightWalker Dual Wavelength Dental Laser!

The LightWalker can be a fantastic alternative over traditional dental tools for children. First, it’s much less invasive and causes less trauma to the treated area, which reduces your child’s discomfort and anxiety. The laser is also more precise than traditional tools, which means that dentists can target the exact area that needs treatment without damaging surrounding tissue.

In addition, the LightWalker laser can be used for a variety of dental procedures, including restorative procedures and periodontal therapy, reducing the need for multiple appointments meaning fewer traumatic visits for your child. And ideally, once he or she realizes that the procedure wasn’t that bad, they may stop seeing the dentist as a scary place to visit!


Here are six specific advantages that our LightWalker laser has over traditional dental equipment:

  1. Precision. The LightWalker's dual-wavelength technology allows for extremely precise and accurate treatment, allowing for treatment without the risk of damaging surrounding tissue.

  2. Versatility. It can be used for a variety of dental procedures, including periodontal therapy, endodontic treatment, and restorative procedures. The laser can prepare teeth for fillings, remove damaged tissue, shape teeth for crowns or veneers, remove bacteria, perform biopsies, and even activate whitening agents!

  3. Reduced pain and discomfort. Patients of all ages experience less pain and discomfort during and after the procedure.

  4. Faster healing time. Because the LightWalker laser is less invasive and causes less trauma to the treated area, patients tend to heal quicker.

  5. Reduced risk of infection. Since it sterilizes the treated area as it works, the risk of infection is reduced significantly. 

  6. Minimal bleeding. The laser's precise cutting action means that there is minimal bleeding during and after the procedure.


Even if your child has no fear of the dentist, the LightWalker Dual Wavelength Dental Laser might be the best solution for them. Offering a minimally invasive and extremely precise option for myriad dental procedures, it’s an invaluable tool in our office, and we recommend asking one of our friendly dentists about it in your child’s case. Or yours! Request your appointment today.