Laser Gum Treatment Overview
At Tupelo Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we are pleased to use the latest in precision laser dental technology to cosmetically enhance the appearance of the gum tissues and offer a more comfortable approach to care. Our state-of-the-art soft tissue laser allows skilled general and cosmetic dentists, doctors Richard Caron and John Kenney, to perform minimally invasive and efficient treatment of an uneven or overgrown gumline. Laser gum treatments also reshape and recontour the gums to diminish the appearance of a "gummy" smile or teeth that look too short. Make an appointment with our modern Tupelo, MS office today to learn more about how we can improve the cosmetic quality of your smile with minimally invasive laser gum treatment.
Best Candidates for Laser Gum Treatment
There are several cases in which laser treatment of the gums may be utilized for cosmetic purposes. If you have excess gum tissues covering the teeth, the laser can be employed to gently lift the gumline to reveal more tooth enamel and create a wider, more proportionate smile. Laser gum treatment may also be used to rid overgrown, uneven, or bulbous gum tissue from around the teeth to smooth and reshape the gumline for greater cosmetic appeal. In comparison to conventional methods, laser gum therapies are less invasive and do not require incisions or sutures. Laser surgery also decreases the need for anesthesia during treatment, speeds healing, and minimizes recovery time following care.
What to Expect with Laser Gum Treatment
When performed in our office, laser gum treatment is highly precise, faster, more efficient, and generally more comfortable than traditional treatment approaches. However, sedation dentistry options may be available if you have fears or anxiety. Before your procedure, doctors Caron or Kenney will go over precisely what you should expect throughout the treatment. The laser cauterizes tissues, minimizes bleeding, and usually omits the need for sutures following care.
Laser Gum Treatment Recovery
Once your laser gum treatment is complete, our team will provide you with recovery instructions before you are discharged to go home. Considering that your gums may be slightly tender or swollen, you may choose to follow a soft food or liquid diet for a few days. Keeping up with routine dental exams and cleaning visits at Tupelo Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry following laser gum therapy can help you maintain your gum health and keep your smile in great shape.
Cosmetic Laser Gum Treatment
Advanced laser dental treatments offer a faster, less invasive, and more comfortable dental experience for many Tupelo, MS patients. Doctors Caron and Kenney are pleased to bring the latest in advanced dental care to improve the lives and smiles of those you love most. If you or family member needs treatment to remove excess gum tissue or reshape the gumline for enhanced cosmetic appeal, laser gum therapy may be an ideal solution. To find out more about laser gum treatments or to schedule an appointment, contact Tupelo Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.