Do you have a gummy smile but don’t want dental surgery? Dr. Kelly Halle-Brown provides laser dentistry treatment. Lasers use light and heat to cut and contour tissue. There are soft or hard tissue lasers. Soft tissue lasers address the gums or other soft mouth tissues, while hard tissue lasers can treat teeth.
We offer soft tissue lasers for gum treatments that address gummy smiles and infected gum tissue. Laser dentistry also offers preventative care for patients with signs of gum disease in our Quakertown, PA office.
Benefits of Dental Lasers
There are many advantages to treatment using lasers. Dental lasers:
- Target Soft Tissue: With dental lasers, we can treat key areas of the mouth without affecting surrounding healthy tissues. Lasers are handheld and allow us to provide precise and detailed treatment.
- Minimize Bleeding: We do not require sutures after laser treatment because the laser helps create blood clots. Lasers can also reduce blood loss.
- Offer Quiet Treatment: Laser treatment is noiseless. Unlike some dental tools, dental lasers do not vibrate, which also creates less noise and pain for patients.
Laser Dentistry in Quakertown, PA
We use dental lasers to a gummy smile or to remove infected gum tissue. A gummy smile occurs when the teeth appear abnormally short because of excessive gum tissue. The gum tissue may appear too bulky, or it might look like the gums come down over your teeth too far.
In most cases, a gummy smile is the result of excessive gum tissue covering teeth that are a normal length and shape. Gum disease, or periodontitis, infects the gum tissue, creating problems like red, bleeding, sensitive, and receding gums.
During a crown lengthening treatment for a gummy smile, we will remove a small amount of the gum tissue, revealing more of the tooth structure and giving your smile a more aesthetic appearance. If you have infected gum tissue, we will target and remove the bacterial infection without affecting the healthy surrounding tissue. Typically, we remove inflamed tissue from around the tooth root. Dental laser treatment usually requires just one visit to our office.
Contact Our Dental Office Today
Do you need gum treatment but don’t want surgery? Request a dental consultation with Dr. Halle-Brown on our website. You can also call Upper Bucks Dental Arts today at (215) 876-0543.