What Is Laser Gum Surgery?
With its invention, laser gum surgery has provided a more comfortable and precise way for patients to undergo treatment for soft tissue conditions than with traditional methods. Patients prefer laser treatment because it is far less invasive and more comfortable.
Gingival gum sculpting – addresses irregularly shaped gums or gummy smiles
Periodontal gum treatments – eliminates diseased and damaged tissue and reduces periodontal pocket sizes
Frenectomies – reduces tissue of the frenum (small flaps of skin between the lips and teeth), which may interfere with speech or cause a gap between the front teeth
Tongue-tie release – reduces the size of the tissue under the tongue
Lesion removal – removes precancerous or suspicious tissue as a preventive measure
Soft tissue laser gum surgery also allows us to speed the healing of cold sores and canker sores, both of which can feel long and painful when left to heal on their own.
When prepping for veneers or a dental crown, laser gum surgery makes preps more precise and allows for more accurate impressions due to decreased bleeding.
Laser Gum Surgery
Laser gum surgery uses light energy instead of scalpels and stitches to treat all types of gum conditions. Lasers provide highly precise treatment and remove tissue while simultaneously sealing it to prevent bleeding.
Because laser treatment is so precise, we can leave behind more healthy tissue than with traditional surgery and healing times are shorter. We eliminate the need for stitches, which many patients find uncomfortable. In most cases, post-treatment discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
Patients usually report that they heal quickly and without complications. While all surgery comes with risks, laser gum surgery is safe for most patients.
If you are interested in laser gum surgery and need a qualified dentist in the Nederland area, contact Nederland Family Dental, schedule a consultation with Dr. Whitney Gomez, and enjoy the benefits of modern dentistry.