Gum Surgery and Lasers
Dentistry is an ever-evolving field. This is good news for you because it means that with each passing year, the quality of dental treatment you receive only gets better. Dental care has expanded to include treatment of the gums and other structures supporting the teeth.
Dr. Paul Mathew is a dental specialist who has received extra training in the area of gum health and care. This specialized training includes skillful use of laser technology when it comes to performing gum surgery.
How are lasers used in gum care?
Treating Gum Disease
Lasers can be used to help reduce the number of bacteria present in the gums around a tooth. They come in handy when a traditional surgical technique could otherwise result in a lot of bleeding. A laser will help reshape the gums, remove infected tissue, and smooth tooth roots.
Did you ever feel that your lips or gums close too far down over your teeth? Believe it or not, it is actually possible to have too much gum tissue. Laser gum contouring can easily trim away the excess gums with minimal effects on the rest of the tissues. A laser can cauterize tissue on contact, resulting in less discomfort and improved healing time.
Sometimes, harmless but annoying growths that show up in the mouth. These can be removed with the help of a laser with no complications.
Salem Gum Therapy
Learn more about the skills and experience our incredible team has to offer. At Paul Mathew D.D.S, Artisan Dentistry, we believe that your entire mouth – not just individual teeth – is a work of art, and we treat it so. Call us for a consultation to find out the technologies and techniques we can use to help you discover your healthiest and most beautiful smile.