Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Laser Therapy for Gums

Everyone likes to make a good impression with a nice smile.  The look of your smile includes your gums, and even patients without any damage to their teeth feel like their gums keep them from enjoying their best smile.  Some people naturally have more gum tissue than others and it results in a gummy smile.  Dr. Dipika Shah, DDS is skilled at laser therapy for gums, which removes infected tissue as well as excess tissue that gets in the way of a patient’s smile.

Laser tools are so effective in periodontal treatments because they can target unhealthy gum tissue and leave healthy tissue undisturbed. The precision that can be achieved with a laser results in less trauma to the mouth and less recovery time.  In the past, periodontal treatment was completed using more aggressive tools and often required stitches. With a laser, treating only the affected gum tissue and not damaging any healthy gums is more efficient and causes little to no bleeding, which means less swelling after the procedure.  Patients often find the laser procedure relatively painless, so less and sometimes no anesthetic is needed.  Please contact us to improve your oral health with a laser treatment for your gums!

To learn more about laser treatments for gums and all the services we provide, visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Dipika Shah DDS, here in our Holmdel, NJ office, call 732-264-8180. 

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