Has your dentist recommended that you receive gum treatment? If so, you might be pleased to learn that our practice provides minimally invasive gum treatment with soft tissue lasers. Laser therapy is used for a number of dental and medical procedures because it kills pathogens on contact, seals tissue with reduced need for suturing, and helps remove excess tissue.
Our practice uses soft tissue lasers to recontour the gingiva and as an alternative to more invasive periodontal therapies.
Minimally Invasive Gum Contouring
Some people develop excessive gingival tissue. While this is normally a benign concern, it does affect the aesthetic of a person’s smile.
Gum recontouring is a cosmetic procedure that removes portions of the gingiva to reveal more of the crowns of teeth. This can lend a more proportionate aesthetic for those affected by “gummy smiles.” Gum recontouring might also be used before placing restorations like crowns or cosmetic enhancements like veneers.
This form of gum treatment is relatively non-invasive when soft tissue lasers are used. Our dentist uses a diode laser that seals tissue after contact. This type of procedure does not typically require sutures and most patients enjoy a quick recovery because there is less trauma to soft oral tissue.
Gum Treatment for Periodontal Disease
Soft tissue lasers emit a concentrated beam of light that can neutralize bacteria on contact. When patients develop advanced gum disease, specialized prophylaxis is necessary to remove tartar accumulation and diseased tissue. Utilizing laser therapy can assist with this process and create an environment where the gums regenerate and reattach to teeth.
Advanced gum disease requires professional management to prevent its progression. Without treatment, a patient could lose bone mass and their teeth.
Our practice delivers exceptional oral healthcare by embracing the latest treatment techniques and technology. If you’re in need of gum treatment, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our dentist to find out if laser therapy meets your needs. Call DeSanti Family Dentistry today to reserve an appointment.