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Laser Dentistry

The dental laser can be used for both surgical and non-surgical treatments:  It can be used to treat cold sores, canker sores, denture sore spots, fibroma removal, frenectomy, gingivectomy and many other uses

It is both quick and painless!

Frenectomy:

A frenectomy is either performed inside the middle of upper or lower lip, which is called labial frenectomy, or under the tongue, called lingual frenectomy. The frenectomy is a very common dental procedure that is performed on infants, children, and adults.

A labial frenectomy can be preformed for many reasons, some of which include improving the fit of a denture, relief of periodontal (gum) issues, after braces, better access for brushing, and more.  The lingual frenectomy is the removal of a band of tissue connecting the underside of the tongue with the floor of the mouth. The removal of the lingual frenulum under the tongue is done to treat a tongue tied patient, and can also be done to improve periodontal health.

Frenectomies can be safely and efficiently performed with the soft tissue laser, giving predictable and repeatable tissue response, fast completion time  minimal collateral damage, clear and bloodless operating field and little to no post-operative pain. The laser also features less wound contraction, reduced scarring and no need for sutures in comparison with scalpel incisions.

Results of frenectomies using a dental laser are superior to those of traditional cold steel methods.  Laser frenectomy also results in a lower risk of relapse (i.e. adhesion) and less need for follow up procedures.

Gingivectomy:

During a gingivectomy, excess gum tissue is reshaped to expose more of your natural teeth, which can significantly enhance your smile.

If your teeth appear small and your smile seems “gummy,” your teeth may actually be the proper length, but hiding under too much gum tissue. This can be caused by medications, braces, bone that extends too close to the surface of the teeth, inflammation due to gum disease or your genetic predisposition.

Gingivectomy can be performed on a single tooth or multiple teeth, to even your gum line, improve symmetry and create a more pleasing smile.

The laser can be utilized to remove the excess gum tissue. Most gingivectomy procedures are very straightforward with little to no bleeding, post-operative discomfort or risks of infection or problems. A follow-up appointment is usually needed to ensure proper healing.