Laser Gum Treatment
Need Laser Gum Treatment near Mission Viejo, Orange County, CA?
Healthy gum tissue compliments and frames your teeth, and more importantly keeps your mouth functioning well. With recent advancements in laser technology, repairing gum tissue and enhancing smiles is easier, and more convenient than ever.
If you have a gummy smile, then you know that people with your condition often experience unnecessary plaque and bacteria build-up due to the deep pockets created by having extra gum tissue. This condition can lead to tooth decay and serious periodontal problems if left untreated. Having a gummy smile can make you feel self conscious because your teeth appear shorter than they actually are.
With well contoured gums your teeth and smile are healthier and more attractive in appearance. Dr. Schnieder can performs gingivectomies, or “gum lifts” in one comfortable visit.
For, simple, cosmetic gum lifts Dr. Schneider applies a local anesthetic to numb the gum area to be treated. He then utilizes his state of the art, diode a laser to remove excess tissue and create better symmetry around your teeth. The diode laser is also very effective in killing any bacteria living in your gum pockets.
A laser gum contouring procedure typically requires one to two hours of time depending on the total treatment area. Some minor gum irritation may occur, but typically dissipates within 24 to 72 hours of treatment. Any discomfort can be mitigated with over the counter pain medication which Dr. Schneider will recommend.
Crown lengthening is required for a tooth or teeth that need to be restored, but lack tooth structure above the gum line to support a crown or filling. Using the diode laser, Dr. Schneider can actually expose more of a tooth’s surface by removing surrounding gum tissue and even small amounts of bone if necessary.
Crown lengthening can be completed in one visit and requires one to two hours of your time. To lengthen a tooth to be crowned, Dr. Schneider applies an anesthetic to numb the area to be treated. He then utilizes his state of the art, diode a laser to remove excess tissue or bone allowing for greater surface area above the gum line for treatment.
Thanks to advances in periodontal technology, lifting a gummy smile and creating healthier mouths is easier than ever. Dr. Schneider employs a variety of techniques from laser lifting to advanced gum surgery depending on your needs. To learn more about what we can do to improve your gum health and enhance your smile, call us today at 949.380.0700 or click here for our online appointment request form.