Dental soft tissue lasers, or diode lasers provide a precise and effect way to perform dental procedures that require the management of contouring the soft tissue or gums. Procedures can be performed without the use of sutures and healing times are often greatly improved. In some applications, this can even be accomplished without the need for local anesthesia! Some procedures commonly indicated for the use of this technology are:
• Crown Lengthening: Dental lasers can reshape the gum tissue to help expose damaged areas of the teeth from decay or trauma so that the teeth can be adequately repaired.
• Periodontal Plastic Tissue Recontouring: Dental Lasers can be utilized to sculpt soft tissue contours to provide a balanced visual architecture of the gums and soft tissues around the teeth creating a more balance esthetic smile.
• Frenectomy: Dental Lasers can be utilized to resect excessive and limited muscle attachments for adults and children that may “tongue tied” or have an unusually low attachment that is effecting the health of the gums.
• Management of Apthous Ulcers and Herpetic lesions
Dr. Scott Finlay is a cosmetic and restorative dentist that practices in the greater Annapolis area in Arnold, Maryland. Dr. Finlay has completed training and is certified by the International Center for Laser Education. He is a credentialed cosmetic dentist and a lecturer in the field of cosmetic and restorative dentistry. More information about lasers in dentistry can be found at www.AnnapolisSmiles.com .