Laser can be used for many soft tissue procedures. These procedures include:
- Reshaping or removing gum tissue (Gingivectomy). These procedures can be done for periodontal or esthetic reasons or in order to gain access to decay. Soft tissue reshaping may be done to gain proper shapes and forms for teeth and or restorations.
- Clipping muscle attachments (Frenectomy). This procedure may be used to remove and attachment that is interfering with normal speech or causing excessive soft tissue loss around teeth.
- Removing soft tissue growths (Fibroma removals, Hemangioma removals). This procedure is used to remove excess tissue or growths that may be an esthetic or functional issue.
- Gently removing swollen tissues (Gingivoplasty). This procedure is used to remove excess tissue caused by systemic disease, medication or pool oral hygiene.
Lasers allow clinicians to very precisely reshape tissues to proper contours for the best esthetic result possible. Utilizeing a laser allows dentist to be precise and to perform procedures as gently as possible with the least amount of postoperative pain and swelling.