Try to imagine looking at your gums and knowing that something was wrong, that you wanted something to be different. Now imagine someone grabbing a laser, zapping your gums, and fixing your problem.
Laser dentistry is real … although it is not quite instantaneous (at least not yet). Patients at our Tulsa dentist office have benefitted from this treatment as a way to treat gum disease and to change the appearance of a gummy smile.
Dr. Cobble would be happy to discuss how our dental lasers could help you. To schedule a consultation, either fill out our online form or call 918-925-9687.
Do it today, and you could see your new smile sooner.
Why Laser Dentistry?
When most people think of lasers, we suspect that dentistry is not the first thing that comes to mind. In fact, you may think more of science fiction before you think of actual science.
And yet, that’s exactly what dental lasers are. They are the product of decades of scientific research and development. In many ways, that are superior the old way of dealing with periodontal problems.
We think that you would agree that gum surgery does not sound like fun. Using a scalpel to cut into gum tissue can cause bleeding. This can make it more difficult for a dentist to make the precise cuts needed to remove only the problematic gum tissue.
And when the procedure it over, you may have to get stitches to close your gums while you heal.
With dental lasers, you can address many of the same issues in a more efficient and effective way. The laser effectively evaporates the gum tissue that needs to be removed.
Since no cutting is involved, there is less bleeding. This helps the dentist be more precise about what tissue is removed.
The laser also seals the remaining gum tissue. This means you usually won’t need stitches and you will heal more quickly compared to someone who received gum surgery.
Call 918-925-9687 if you would like to learn if laser dentistry could help will your gum issues.
Laser Dentistry & Gum Disease
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is one of the most widespread oral health issues in the United States. While tooth decay is more common, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in our country.
It doesn’t have to be that way, however. With proper treatment, gum disease can be stopped. By noticing warning signs like bleeding gums, swollen gums, or sore, tender gums, and getting help, you could remove the infection while you still have all your teeth.
Scaling and root planing and other procedures are the first line of defense against gum disease. If that isn’t enough, however, then our dental lasers come in quite useful.
By using a laser, one of our dentists can target the infected gum tissue. A dental laser allows us to remove that tissue while leaving more of your healthy tissue intact.
That’s good for your gums. That’s good for your teeth. That’s good for your smile.
The Masterpiece Smiles team wants all our patients in and around Tulsa, OK, to be happy and healthy. Our dental lasers help make that happen.
Laser Dentistry & Gummy Smiles
A gummy smile is admittedly somewhat subjective. In general, however, it would be fair to say that you have a gummy smile if you reveal more gum tissue than teeth when you smile.
This can occur for a couple reasons. First, you may just have more gum tissue than the average person. Just like some people have larger feet or longer fingers than others, you could have a little more gum tissue.
The second reason you could have a gummy smile is how your teeth erupted. When you get your permanent teeth, they push through your gum tissue. How far they pushed through could cause your teeth to look “short”. As a result, your gums may be more prominent than your teeth when you smile.
In either case, the solution to your gummy smile is similar. We can use our dental laser to carefully remove some of your gum tissue. This will change your smile to reveal more of your pearly whites.
Then you can see for yourself what we mean by Masterpiece Smiles.
Make Your Appointment For Laser Dentistry
If you live in or near Tulsa, OK, our dentists want to keep you smiling. That means keeping your mouth healthy and helping you have the smile that you want to see.