Laser Gum Treatment Overview
Having healthy gums is quite important because conditions, like oral cancer and gum disease, can impact both your oral and overall health without proper treatment. At James Peterson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Coppell, TX, we use new laser technologies to treat a broad array of periodontal (gum) difficulties. Our high-powered laser helps experienced dentist Dr. James Peterson perform more efficient treatment of the advanced stage of gum disease (periodontitis). Dr. Peterson also uses laser technology to perform oral pathologies that find pre-cancer and cancer of the mouth. Additionally, laser gum treatments can be used in some cosmetic dentistry procedures to help reshape the gums or decrease the look of a "gummy" smile. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Peterson to learn more about laser gum treatments at his office in Coppell, TX.
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Best Candidates for Laser Gum Treatment
There are several instances in which a laser gum treatment could be beneficial. If you have gum disease, the laser can be implemented to remove bacteria and plaque that is deep in the pockets of the gum tissue. During a biopsy, the laser is used to remove tissue from the needed area. Laser gum treatment can also assist if you would like to eliminate excess gum tissue and lengthen the visible enamel for a more attractive smile. When compared to classic gum surgery, laser gum treatments are less invasive and do not require stitches.
What to Expect with Laser Gum Treatment
Your laser gum treatment can be performed in our office. Before your procedure, Dr. Peterson will go over exactly what you should expect during the treatment process, whether you are being treated for gum disease, getting an oral biopsy, having crown lengthening, or undergoing cosmetic gum contouring. The laser minimizes the need for more invasive treatment techniques, allowing for expedited healing times.
Laser Gum Treatment Recovery
Dr. Peterson will provide you with recovery instructions before you are discharged to go home. For gum disease treatment or crown lengthening, you may have to schedule a follow-up appointment so Dr. Peterson can assess your healing and decide if another treatment is necessary. If a biopsy was conducted, you may need to come back into our office to receive your results. If oral cancer is diagnosed, Dr. Peterson will go over your treatment options and next steps.
Laser Gum Therapy
To receive a quicker and more accurate periodontal treatment, Dr. James Peterson employs an advanced laser system for restorative and cosmetic procedures. Whether you have to take care of gum disease, receive an oral biopsy, or improve the appearance of your gums, laser gum treatments offer faster appointments and recovery times. To learn more about laser treatments or to schedule a consultation, contact James Peterson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Coppell, TX.