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Laser Soft Tissue Re-Contouring

Treating Michigan patients In Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, and surrounding areas

Laser Gum Recontouring MichiganTwo of the uses of dental lasers are:

• To remove infected gum tissue
• To reshape the gums

Laser gum treatment

Gum disease is infection in the gums and jawbones. If you’re suffering from gum disease, you may notice pain, changes in gum color, swelling of the gum tissue, and teeth becoming loose. But gum disease can also be silent and unnoticed in its early stages.

Gum tissue should fit snugly around teeth to help hold the teeth in place and help block bacteria from the tooth roots. But if flossing is not done regularly, gums can become sensitive, reddened, and sore. When bacteria are allowed to remain undisturbed on the teeth, they’ll eventually work their way below the gumline and cause decay on the tooth roots. They’ll also cause inflammation in the gum tissue and pockets where gum tissue pulls away from the teeth. Healthy gums, on the other hand, are a soft pink color and closely frame the teeth.

grand rapids laser dentistryAdvantages of laser treatment

The dental laser has turned out to be an excellent alternative to traditional gum surgery.

• It requires no stitches
• It causes little or no bleeding
• It sterilizes the treated area
• It removes only infected gum tissue, leaving healthy tissue intact
• It kills bacteria in the pocket surrounding the tooth


Reshaping the gums

If you feel that your gums are too prominent when you smile, there’s a way of changing that. A “gummy smile” is not necessarily a matter of teeth that are too small, but of excess gum tissue. The procedure to correct this, or to correct imbalance in amounts of gum tissue, is known as a cosmetic gum lift.

Dr. Mulder can use the safe and painless laser technology to symmetrically reshape your gums so they frame your teeth evenly. Tiny amounts of gum tissue can be easily removed to sculpt a whole new smile.

This procedure has all the advantages listed above for laser treatment of gum disease. Healthy gum tissue is targeted in a reshaping procedure, rather than any decayed tissue. But the laser works the same way, sterilizing the gums, killing all bacteria, causing little or no bleeding and requiring no stitches afterwards.

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Commonly Asked Questions about Laser Soft Tissue Recontouring

Talk to Grand Rapids laser dentist Dr. Jerry Mulder about safe gum recontouring. Call us at (616) 458-0631 or email us today for your smile evaluation.

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Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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