How does laser dentistry work?
Until the implementation of laser dentistry, soft tissue surgeries required traditional cutting and sutures, which were often painful and took some time to heal. At Legacy Dental Care, we have implemented the use of laser dentistry to improve soft tissue surgeries for our patients.
Periodontal (gum) disease treatment – By removing diseased tissue with a laser, we promote healing and gum regeneration.
Frenectomy surgery – Sometimes the small tissue flaps attaching the lips to the gums are overdeveloped and need to be reduced to avoid speech problems, a gummy smile, and the development of a diastema (a gap between front teeth).
Tongue-tie surgery – When the small tissue flap below the tongue is too large, it’s difficult for children to develop normal speech patterns. Eliminating a tongue-tie promotes improved ability to talk and confidence for kids.
Gingival sculpting – Reshaping the gums on the front teeth can reduce a gummy appearance to the smile. By exposing more tooth structure, your smile will look more natural. If necessary, we can design dental veneers as part of your smile makeover.
To learn more about laser dentistry in Legacy, AB, give us a call to book an appointment, and one of our dentists will be happy to discuss your options.