Your gums play an important role in the health and aesthetics of your teeth. Along with your jaw, they are there to help keep your teeth firmly in place. They are also intended to frame your teeth to reveal a symmetrical and balanced smile. With age, gums need a little extra attention to maintain optimal health. Certain conditions, such as gum disease, gum recession, and excess gum tissue can make the gum line appear unhealthy or uneven. While traditional gum surgery with scalpel and sutures was the primary method for improving the gum line, with the introduction of laser technology into the dental industry, gum contouring and periodontal treatments can be administered quickly and more effectively.
Dr. Arooni provides Chandler, AZ laser dentistry treatments for patients living in the area. To learn more, please contact our office today by calling (480) 855-1200.
Laser Gum Contouring
If you have an uneven gum line, or all you notice when smiling are your gums, you may want to consider laser gum contouring. During this treatment, a high-powered laser is used to gently remove gum tissue. This hand-held device can trim and seal tissue simultaneously, eliminating the need for sutures. In addition, patients experience a smoother recovery, reduced bleeding, and less risk of infection. After you have recovered, you will notice gums that beautifully frame your teeth to reveal a more balanced smile. To enhance your results even further, you may want to consider combining laser gum contouring with porcelain veneers.
Laser Periodontal Treatment
It is estimated that one in two people over the age of 30 have some form of periodontal disease. This bacterial infection can cause gums to appear red, swollen, and unhealthy, as well as lead to serious systemic issues. As the infection continues to spread, it can make gums lift away from the gums and increase your risk for tooth decay and tooth loss. Treating gum disease immediately will help keep side effects under control.
While scaling and root planing as part of a deep cleaning are often used as an initial treatment, in more aggressive cases, laser periodontal treatment is required. During this treatment, the laser can eradicate unhealthy bacteria and gum tissue to assist the gums in reattaching to the base of the tooth. This not only makes gums appear healthier and more attractive, but prevents food and bacteria from getting trapped beneath the gum line. As with laser gum contouring, patients are able to enjoy a more comfortable procedure with a faster recovery.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
When performed by a skilled dentist, laser gum contouring and laser periodontal treatment are more comfortable than traditional treatments and offer many great benefits, including:
- Promotes healthy tissue regeneration
- Produces little to no bleeding during treatment
- Reduces and seals periodontal pockets
- Eliminates loose teeth caused by periodontal disease
- Eliminates the need for scalpels, sutures, and complex recovery
- Causes less pain, reducing the amount of anesthesia required
- Promotes smoother recovery and reduced risk for retreatment in the future
Contact Our Office
If you are interested in learning more about Chandler, AZ laser dentistry and how it can benefit you personally, we invite you in to meet with Dr. Arooni and take a tour of our state-of-the-art office. As Chandler’s premier dental office, we are proud to offer our patients the latest dental technology to maximize their results. Please contact us today by calling (480) 855-1200 to schedule your consultation.