Laser Gum Therapy

Many people show an excessive or uneven amount of gum tissue when they smile. Having a disproportionate amount of gum tissue can detract greatly from an otherwise great looking smile. With the technology available today, a "gummy smile" is no longer an obstacle for achieving a beautiful smile.

By using the innovative soft tissue laser, Dr. Brasher and Dr. Josh can remove excess gum tissue and reshape the gums to achieve a more symmetrical and esthetic look. In order to correct a gummy smile, our doctors use a soft tissue laser, like an artist would use a paint brush. The laser reshapes the position and structural composition of the gum tissue by literally vaporizing the unwanted gum tissue. The procedure is very simple and painless, requiring very little anesthetic. Patients can return to their daily activities almost immediately. A full recovery can be achieved in just a few days.

Although laser gum therapy is often used in smile makeovers, the soft tissue laser is used to help treat periodontal disease or other oral health conditions as well, by removing tissue that traps bacteria around the teeth. Many oral lesions or ulcers can also be treated with laser therapy to eliminate pain and speed recovery.