When patients think of cosmetic dentistry, their teeth come to mind, but what about their gums? Your gums are part of your smile, too, and can dramatically affect your appearance, especially if you suffer from a gummy smile, gum recession, or an asymmetrical gumline.
You might be surprised to learn that in many cases, we can address this problem with laser periodontal surgery. When you think of surgery, dramatic images of a scalpel may come to mind. In our Southeast Texas dental office, however, we have taken full advantage of modern laser dentistry to assist in cosmetic dentistry, so our patients can enjoy a more positive experience and more predictable outcome.
Three benefits of laser gum treatments include:
Because no cutting is involved, laser surgery is much less invasive. The light energy used in laser dentistry seals tissue as it reshapes or regenerates it. Patients enjoy faster healing times and often avoid stitches, especially in cases of gingival sculpting for reshaping a gummy smile or when prepping your gums for a crown or veneer.
If you can imagine using a laser versus using a scalpel, you can probably envision how much more precise a tiny point of light can be than the old-fashioned methods for gum surgery. We can remove only the tissue necessary and leave behind your healthy tissue.
Our patients report that their periodontal surgeries are virtually pain free. Because laser light energy is a much less invasive and faster approach to gum surgeries, discomfort is reduced dramatically – something every patient appreciates.
Common periodontal surgeries include:
- Tongue ties
- Gingival sculpting
- Prep for restorative work
- Bacteria elimination
- Tissue regeneration promotion
- Crown lengthening
Laser Dentistry in Nederland TX
If you have cosmetic dentistry issues and want to learn more about the benefits of laser dentistry, we welcome you to come into or call our Southeast, TX dental office for a consultation. We use modern dental procedures to create beautiful smiles!