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Laser Gum Recontouring

Laser Gum Recontouring
Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

One of today’s newest and most exciting developments in the field of dentistry is laser dentistry. A laser, which replaces the scalpel, allows soft tissues to be cut without bleeding.

We use the Ivoclar diode dental laser to replace many traditional minor surgical techniques including:

Gum recontouring and reshaping frequently used in cosmetic dentistry. Often in cosmetic dentistry, the position of the gum margin becomes an important issue in making a smile look perfect. Lasers can reshape overgrown and puffy gum tissue to provide an instantaneous cosmetic result.
Speeding healing of mouth ulcers such as cold or canker sores
Taking tissue biopsies
Altering lip and cheek muscle attachments to reduce crowding or spacing of teeth

The advantages of using a Laser are:

  • reduced patient discomfort
  • no anaesthetic for certain procedures
  • no stitches
  • faster healing and recovery times from surgical procedures
  • eliminates bacteria from surgical site
  • no bleeding