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Laser Gum Recontouring Questions

Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, Michigan and surrounding areas

dental spa grand rapidsHow does the doctor use a laser to reshape gum tissue?
What advantages does the laser offer over traditional gum treatment?
Will I feel anything during gum recontouring?

How does the doctor use a laser to reshape gum tissue?

Dr. Mulder applies the precise energy of the laser light onto areas of excess gum tissue. He uses a laser wavelength tailored for gum tissue, as opposed to tooth enamel, for instance. Different body tissues absorb different wavelengths and reflect other wavelengths. The laser instantly vaporizes unwanted gum tissue, leaving all other tissue intact. A topical anesthetic is used and healing afterwards is very fast and easy.

What advantages does the laser offer over traditional gum treatment?

The laser offers many benefits including:

• A faster procedure
• Little to no bleeding
• Less swelling
• Less discomfort
• Quicker healing
• Complete sterility in the treated area
• No need for stitches

Many patients feel much more at ease knowing that a laser, as opposed to a drill, is being used.

Will I feel anything during gum recontouring?

A topical anesthetic will be used if you prefer. Many people report feeling no pain during the procedure, and very little if any discomfort during the short healing process. The laser is also silent and fast. If you suffer from intense anxiety at the prospect of any dental procedure, you could opt for conscious sedation.

For more information, please see Laser Gum Recontouring.

Discover how laser dentistry can improve your smile. Call or email Dr. Jerry Mulder & Allyson Mulder in Grand Rapids today for your smile evaluation.

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