laser gum recontouring triangleLaser Gum Recontouring

At Triangle Periodontics we offer revolutionary laser gum recontouring procedures for patients who desire a more even gum line or for those who have suffered the devastating effects of periodontitis. Our soft tissue dental laser is precise and leaves you with an easy road to recovery. Below, we have provided you with common questions and answers regarding laser gum recontouring.

What is a dental laser?

Our soft tissue dental laser allows periodontist Dr. Otis Washington to precisely remove gum tissue, and recontour the gums with minimal risk or discomfort to patients. The laser is low-powered, which means it operations with utmost precision and control.

What is a gum recontouring?

Gum recontouring means to reshape or recontour the gum line. Do you have a “gummy smile” or do your teeth appear to be too short? Laser gum recontouring is also ideal for treating periodontal disease as the laser removes diseased tissue and kills harmful oral bacteria. Overall, the results of laser gum recontouring provide you with a beautiful smile and even, healthy gums.

The benefits of laser dentistry

Dental laser technology provides Dr. Washington with precision and accuracy that surpasses traditional methods of technology. It also results in minimally invasive procedures for the patient, as well as a smoother and faster recovery, as opposed to using a scalpel and sutures like with traditional gum surgery.

Plus, laser recontouring carries only a minimal risk of infection since the light generates enough heat to kill bacteria that live inside the mouth, which make it ideal for treating gum disease.

Other advantages to laser dentistry include: 

  • Time – Using a laser for gum treatments takes less time than traditional methods. This means that you can experience a shorter appointment, and then get on with your day. Plus, we can treat multiple areas of the mouth at once, which minimizes the total amount of appointments necessary to achieve your desired results.
  • Safe and comfortable – Patients experience far less bleeding and report their experience was more comfortable throughout their procedure.
  • Smooth recovery – Minimal swelling and diminished sensitivity is experienced in the area being treated. Patients also rarely require any pain-relief measures following their procedure. Plus, recovery is much faster as patients can resume their normal activities the next day.

What can I expect during a procedure involving laser dentistry?

Patients are often relieved that the dental laser is silent, meaning it does not emit those whining noises of a traditional dental drill. Instead, patients are more relaxed and calm throughout their procedure. Following your treatment, we will be sure to provide you with post-operative instructions on how to cleanse and care for your surgical site.

Dental technology is ever-changing, but at Triangle Periodontics we are sure to provide our patients with cutting-edge technology. Not only does this mean you get a better result in a shorter time, but you will experience less discomfort and a smooth recovery. If you are interested in learning more about laser dentistry, call our office at 919-782-9536 to schedule a consultation.

Triangle Periodontics welcomes patients of Apex, Cary, and Raleigh, North Carolina.