No needle dentistry for baby teeth is now a reality with the development of low level lasers in the infra red light range. These low intensity cold lasers work at the cellular level. This is very new technology. It only works on baby teeth. We apply the laser light to the gums around the teeth to be fixed. There is no sensation what so ever in the application, not even the feeling of warmth where the light is applied. Only pain fibers are inactivated so the child still has their perception of hot cold and pressure and does not have the fat lip, cheek or tongue feeling. The combination of laser anaesthesia and nitrous-oxide oxygen sedation provides my patient with calm relaxing appointment with no lasting effects once the appointment is over.
Positive side effects are faster healing, less swelling, higher pain tolerance and muscle relaxation.