Modern lasers are used to cosmetically contour the gums, lengthen crowns to provide ample structure for restoration and treat pockets of infection during gum treatment. Lasers are self-sterilizing, provide the maximum amount of control, and are virtually painless during the procedure and post-operatively.
Our soft tissue laser is an efficient and gentle tool, used to shape the gum line in many situations. One of the most common uses, is raising the gum line to make it more even with the rest of the gum or to reveal more of your tooth. Sometimes, Dr. Toomey will use it when doing a crown or veneer, to get a better result. It can be used to reduce a "gummy" smile and reveal more tooth. Tooth length and bone is always evaluated before this procedure. With simple numbing, it typically takes 10-20 minutes for this gentle procedure that offers a "big bang" result!