Laser Dentistry

Twin Cities Laser Dentistry

As one of a few pediatric dental offices in the Twin Cities metro area utilizing the Solea dental laser, Camp Smile Pediatric Dentistry provides an alternative to traditional dental treatment and is redefining the norm for the pediatric dental experience.

Recognized by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry as “a beneficial treatment in providing dental restorative and soft tissue procedures for infants, children, and adolescents, including those with special health care needs,”1 laser dentistry often eliminates the need for local anesthesia or “numbing.”

What are some other reasons to consider laser dentistry? In addition to eliminating “the needle,” laser dentistry can shorten appointment times, alleviate both patient and parent anxiety, and build patient confidence for future visits and a positive dental outlook. Without the need for local anesthesia, there is negligible concern for post-operative soft tissue trauma for our youngest patients who may bite their cheeks when “numbness” becomes unsettling or uncomfortable after treatment.

How does the laser work? The Solea dental laser utilizes a 9300 nm wavelength to provide both hard- and soft-tissue dental treatment. Did you know that “laser” is a fancy acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation? By targeting affected tooth structure or soft tissue, the dental laser can treat both chewing surface cavities and interproximal cavities, complete frenectomies without the need for general anesthesia, and can even aid in alleviating discomfort from apthous ulcers.

While there are many advantages to using laser dentistry and multiple applications, there are some limitations. Ask about the Solea laser at your next dental visit, watch our informational videos, and check out the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Policy on the use of lasers for pediatric dental patients.

Is laser dentistry more expensive?

At Camp Smile, there is no additional fee for laser treatment.

Is laser dentistry painful?


1Council on Clinical Affairs. Policy on the use of lasers for pediatric dental patients. Pediatr Dent 2018;40(6):95-7.