The use of lasers in dentistry is a long awaited technology and is not available in most dental offices. We are proud to be on the cutting edge with the use of our soft tissue laser. Laser treatment is quick, virtually painless and kills bacteria in the treated area. Our laser is used for many treatments, including treatment of periodontal pockets, crown lengthening, cold sores, tooth sensitivity, and abnormal tissue removal. This laser allows us to expertly sculpt excess gum tissue with minimal trauma and excellent results.
Eliminating a gummy smile can make a great difference in the appearance of your teeth. Your teeth may appear short because the gum tissue is at the wrong height. Reshaping the gum tissue to its appropriate level will give your teeth a longer, more attractive appearance. Gingival recontouring or sculpting is a simple procedure that takes just minutes. A small amount of local anesthesia is applied and the tissue is artfully sculpted to the desired position. There is no bleeding, no stitches and minimal discomfort. If you feel your teeth are too short, or your smile has a gummy appearance, give us a call and see what gingival sculpting can do for you.
Less Bleeding and Swelling
Due to its conservative, gentle cutting action and coagulating capabilities, laser dentistry performs many soft tissue (gum) procedures with little or no bleeding and less post-op swelling.