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Treating Your Gums With Laser Dentistry

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When you have soft tissue concerns, such as periodontal disease or a restrictive frenum, then you need treatment. With dental lasers, our team can offer care with precision and comfort. Our Savannah, GA periodontal practice takes a close look at how we use lasers and the benefits they offer our patients.

The Benefits of Laser Technology

Dental lasers emit a concentrated beam of light that has been specially calibrated to handle soft tissue concerns. We can target areas with greater precision than scalpels can, and we also don’t need to suture the area closed afterward. The lack of scalpel and sutures means the area heals much quicker and that you often need little to no anesthesia. There is no damage to healthy tissues due to the precision of the technology, and the risk of bleeding, swelling, and infection is significantly reduced. The procedure is also comfortable, quiet, and you can often return to your normal routine in as little as 24 to 48 hours.

Treating Periodontal Disease and More

If you have a severe case of periodontal disease, we could use the technology to gently trim away the diseased tissues so healthy ones can attach themselves to the teeth, making the disease more manageable and prevent later stages linked to adult tooth loss. We could also recontour the gums, correcting “gummy smiles” in one visit by improving gum line symmetry and preventing overgrowth caused by denture use.

If you have restrictive frenum, the tissues that sit at the base of the tongue and the sides of the lip, this can lead to strain and gaps in the smile. We can reshape and reduce the tissues with laser technology. Our team can also use them to conduct a tumor removal or complete a biopsy if you have signs of oral cancer. All of this can be done quickly, with a comfortable and noninvasive approach that allows you to see us for treatment.

When to See Our Team

You should see us if you notice your gums have become swollen, recede from the teeth, or develop lesions and sores that don’t heal after two weeks. If you have issues with displaying too much gum, or have gaps in your teeth, you should let us know. The same goes for any rough patches in the sifts tissues that don’t pass after a few days. The gums frame your smile and keep it whole and beautiful so good periodontal health is essential. If you have any questions, then contact our team today.

Schedule a Visit with Your Savannah, GA Periodontist Today

Our team wants to provide soft tissue treatment with precision and accuracy with advanced technology. If you would like to find out more, call our Savannah, GA periodontal office at (912) 352-4867.