Laser Treatment of Gums and Soft Tissue

Traitement Gencives Laser / Laser Gums Treatment

For gum diseases, procedures and soft-tissue treatments, Santé dentaire VMR provides you with laser technology, a state-of-the-art tool that offers many advantages.

Laser dentistry replaces all traditional dental procedures, which can often be more painful.

What is laser technology?

There are different types of lasers used to treat and intervene in different situations. This advanced technique consists of using a light beam projected by a dental laser. This beam causes a temperature increase according to the parameters chosen, dependent on the treatment to be performed.

Which procedures can it be used for?

The laser has several functions that allow your dentist to use it in various problematic situations, many of which concern gum disease. Here are some of the procedures in which the laser can be used.

  • Gingivectomy, which consists of changing the gums’ height by cutting away part of the gum
  • Gingivoplasty, which aims to reshape the gum without touching the gumline
  • Hyperplasia, which aims to remove excess tissue (gums)
  • Operculectomy to remove part of the gum covering a tooth eruption
  • The treatment of aphthous ulcer lesions and lesions caused by herpes
  • Frenectomy, which is the surgical excision of a frenulum or membranous muscle attachment (lingual or labial)
  • Removal of an epulis

The benefits of gum and soft tissue laser treatment

People who have gum disease or who need soft tissue surgery will appreciate this laser technology, which offers many benefits. Here are just a few of them:

  1. Accuracy
    The light beam is very accurate, which avoids affecting too much of the soft tissue and allows your dentist to specifically aim for the target area. The natural tooth is also better preserved.
  2. Reduction of gum bleeding
    The laser reduces the risk of bleeding during and after the procedure because it has a haemostatic effect, which means that it limits bleeding. As a result, your dentist at Santé dentaire VMR can work faster because there will be less blood obstructing his work.
  3. Fast healing
    Using a laser, rather than an instrument such as a scalpel to make the incision will allow the wound to heal faster, as it accelerates wound healing and tissue regeneration.
  4. No anaesthesia
    The laser saves most patients from having the procedure done under anaesthesia. In some cases, anaesthesia will be necessary, but at a very low dose. This procedure is therefore suitable for children and pregnant women. Avoiding anaesthesia eliminates the risk of side effects, allergic reactions and bacterial resistance.

Your team of dentists at Santé dentaire VMR owns the laser technology and is trained for optimal use. If you have any questions about laser treatment or would like to book an appointment with a dentist from Santé Dentaire VMR, please contact us today. In addition, our team of qualified dentists offers an array of general and cosmetic dentistry services.