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Laser technology has transformed the field of periodontics, allowing for non-invasive and virtually painless methods to treat common issues that affect the gums. With laser energy, Dr. Daniel Lauer can perform a number of effective gum treatments that typically cause no discomfort during or after the procedure. Precision Periodontics & Implant Dentistry offers treatment options that can work to prevent further damage from gum disease and rejuvenate both form and function of your gums for a healthier-looking smile.

As a periodontic specialist, Dr. Daniel Lauer is extensively trained in a comprehensive array of periodontal procedures. For treatments involving the gums, a periodontic specialist is often preferential to a general dentist, because he has devoted much of his education and his career to successfully helping people renew the health and appearance of their gums. With the combination of advanced laser technologies and the experienced hand of a gum specialist, Dr. Lauer can help you meet your needs with exceptional results.

What Are the Benefits of Laser Gum Treatment?

Although traditional surgery can often provide satisfactory results for periodontal concerns, laser technology has transformed the way specialists treat their patients. Dr. Lauer utilizes the Waterlase MD system for a variety of cosmetic and functional laser treatments, which has helped streamline the surgical process. This technology provides a number of unique advantages for patients in need of treatment for tooth decay, gum disease, cosmetic gum concerns, orthodontic gum issues, and more. These benefits include the following:

  • Virtually painless treatment without the need for an anesthetic
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Reduced bleeding and swelling during and after treatment
  • Minimal damage to the surrounding healthy tissues
  • No stitches are required
  • Faster and more comfortable recovery

What Are the Different Types of Gum Treatment?

Cosmetic Enhancements

Cosmetic gum treatments can address aesthetic concerns related to one’s gum tissue, such as an uneven gum line or excess gum tissue (known as a “gummy smile”).

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Receding Gum(s) Treatment

Gum recession can occur for a variety of reasons, such as poor oral hygiene, gum disease, and trauma. Through a combination of regenerative gum therapy and laser periodontics, Dr. Lauer can effectively treat receding gums.

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Emdogain Periodontal Regeneration

For those with receding gum or bone tissue, Emdogain is a revolutionary treatment that can help regenerate these periodontal tissues by stimulating new cell growth in the area.

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Crown Lengthening (Gummy Smile)

Crown lengthening, also known as a gum lift, is designed to remove excess gum tissue to expose more of the tooth’s surface, creating a more balanced smile appearance.

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Laser Therapy for Orthodontics

Gum treatments are often necessary for those undergoing orthodontics, due to stress on the gums as the teeth shift. Orthodontic laser therapy, such as a frenectomy or gingivectomy, can ensure the best possible outcome.

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Does Laser Gum Treatment Hurt?

Our patients who undergo laser gum treatments are often surprised at how little discomfort they experience during their procedure. With our Waterlase MD system, treatment is typically pain-free. There are no vibrations or heat, and the device offers a gentler and quieter treatment process, creating a more pleasant atmosphere for patients. Depending on the extent of your treatment, you may not need any local anesthetic, though you will have a chance to discuss this with Dr. Lauer before your treatment begins.

What Is Laser Gum Surgery Recovery Like?

Since laser gum surgery with the Waterlase MD is less invasive than traditional surgery, the recovery is typically very quick and much more comfortable. There is minimal bleeding and post-operative swelling, and the laser helps promote fast healing so you can return to your normal activities with little to no downtime.

How Much Does Laser Gum Surgery Cost?

The cost of your laser therapy will vary based on the specifics of your treatment plan. During your appointment, Dr. Lauer will discuss the condition of your gums and the necessary steps involved to help you improve your oral health. Once he has determined the extent of your treatment needs, our staff can provide you with a personalized quote for your laser gum surgery cost.

Should you wish to apply for a monthly payment plan, our team works with financing companies to help make your treatment more affordable. If you have any questions about what to expect as you navigate gum disease management and other periodontal care long-term, feel free to reach out and we can help you make an informed decision about your health.

“Dr Lauer is patient, never rushed and explains everything. His staff is the best of any medical provider that I have. I trust him and his skills are outstanding.”

Drew D. | Actual Patient

Contact Precision Periodontics & Implant Dentistry

For more information on laser periodontal therapies, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lauer to talk about your options, please contact Precision Periodontics & Implant Dentistry.