King House Dental Group
Laser Gum Sculpting
In the past few years, laser dentistry has moved on from multiple traditional dentistry practices in favor of newer, more precise treatments that cause significantly less pain. This novel style of dentistry uses intense light beams projected by a dental laser.
The laser can be used to perform a wide variety of treatments, including soft tissue shaping and removal. Redlands, CA dentist, Dr. Steve Tatevossian, uses advanced laser technology for laser gum sculpting, gum contouring, and periodontal plastic surgery. Dental lasers are excellent for reducing bleeding and post-treatment recovery times.
Some of the benefits associated with laser dentistry include:
Dr. Tatevossian generally uses local anesthesia prior to performing laser gum contouring. Different types of dental lasers have been created to treat various conditions. Each laser uses a different wavelength of light, which predicates its best use. The most common types of dental lasers are carbon dioxide lasers and diode lasers, which are usually employed to treat soft tissue problems. After conducting X-rays and a thorough examination, Dr. Tatevossian will decide which type of laser is best to use.
After gum contouring, there will be some minor swelling and discomfort. Patients should adhere to a soft food diet and not over-exert themselves for the first 24 hours. Dr. Tatevossian will usually see patients about 7 to 10 days after the procedure to ensure the gums have healed properly and there is no infection. The healing process is quick and patients will notice their results immediately.
Dental insurance may cover some of the cost if this periodontal-related plastic surgery procedure is medically necessary, but not if the procedure is only for cosmetic reasons. Our office can contact your insurance company to determine your exact coverage.