What is laser dentistry?
Lasers are one of the biggest advances when it comes to soft tissue surgery. Dental lasers take gum surgeries to the next level by providing comfortable treatment, faster healing times, and reduced bleeding – all features that our patients really appreciate. Laser surgery does not require stitches and heals within days.
Common Uses for Laser Dentistry
One common use for dental lasers is performing frenectomies. In our Southeast TX dental office, we offer frenectomy treatment painlessly.
Your child may need a frenectomy if the thick band of tissue that attaches the upper or lower lip to the gums is too restrictive or bulky. The upper frenum can cause a large gap between upper teeth. A large lower frenum often results in a “tongue-tie” and may negatively impact your child’s speech development by inhibiting the natural movement of their tongue.
Using light energy, we reduce the size of the frenum. The mouth heals very quickly, and your child will experience little discomfort. In most cases, any discomfort that is experienced can be managed with an over-the-counter pain reducer, like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Dr. Gomez will discuss the best option for your little one.