Sometimes, it’s not your teeth that affect your smile esthetics. Part of what defines your smile is your gum line. So, if you have an uneven gum line or one showing too much, you might be self-conscious when smiling. Luckily, issues with your gum line can be treated by a dentist like Dr. Earl Gaball.
Earl E. Gaball, DDS in Battle Creek, Michigan, uses laser gum contouring to trim away or reshape your gingival tissue to restore balance in your smile. This one-visit procedure is quick, convenient, and promotes speedy recovery.
Most patients seek laser gum contouring services for aesthetic reasons. This technique can correct a gummy smile by removing excess gingival tissue. Besides esthetics, laser gum contouring can help repair the damage left by untreated, periodontal disease.
Gum disease may result in receding gums as your healthy gum tissues pull away from your teeth. Gingival recession damages your smile and exposes your tooth roots to infections and sensitivity-causing irritants. Laser therapy can turn back the tide of receding gums. Lasers remove diseased tissue while leaving the healthy ones intact.
Laser-assisted periodontal therapy (LAPT) discourages the growth of further infections, allowing the healthy tissue to regenerate. However, if you have severe gum recession, you may need gingival grafting to restore your gums to full health.
Laser gum contouring is a single-visit procedure often done under local anesthesia — there’s no need to put you to complete sleep.
We can use a dental laser to straighten an uneven gum line, trim excess tissue, or remove diseased tissue. Unlike scalpels, you don’t need stitches with laser therapy. Dental lasers seal off blood vessels, cauterize nerve endings, and disinfect the surgical site, resulting in minimal discomfort and bleeding.
Dental lasers offer numerous benefits compared to traditional surgical procedures, including:
Dr. Earl Gaball would be happy to meet you at Earl E. Gaball, DDS, in Battle Creek, MI, to discuss the benefits of laser gum contouring. We invite you to call (269) 883-1674 to schedule an appointment today!