Having healthy gums is extremely important since problems, like gum disease and oral cancer, can affect both your oral and general health if not treated properly. At Dental Express, we utilize laser technologies to deal with a broad array of gum (periodontal) conditions. Our state-of-the-art laser helps us perform more efficient treatments of periodontitis (the advanced stage of gum disease). We also use laser technology to perform oral biopsies that detect pre-cancer and cancer in your mouth. Certain cosmetic dentistry procedures also use laser technologies to help sculpt the gums or decrease the appearance of a "gummy" smile. Schedule an appointment with us to learn more about laser gum treatments at one of our offices in San Diego, CA.
"This place has been good so far. They are friendly and professional. Office is very clean and modern. Location is convenient if you are any where near point Loma. Ruben is an all-star extremely informative and has great communication, a pleasure to deal with. Dr Casey seems real down to earth and also easy to deal with. Overall my experience has been good and I would reccomend this spot."- J.F. / Google / Nov 13, 2019
"I have come here three times for cleanings/procedures and every time it has been excellent, everyone I have interacted with here has been 100/10. I came here yesterday to extract 4 of my wisdom teeth and I did not feel a thing, and even today I feel normal expect for the 4 holes in my mouth. I would like to thank Jamie and Melissa P. who were amazing throughout this process, and everyone else that I interacted with. I would attach a pic of my teeth (that came out super clean and in one piece) but that’s kind of gross."- P.S. / Yelp / Sep 03, 2020
"Had an appt with Lisa and she is the sweetest! Walked me through the whole process step by step as to what she was doing. Very happy with her and will always be coming back for her specifically. She made me feel so comfortable because normally I’m not a big fan of going in to the dentist in general but had a great experience with her and I’m happy with the way I look and feel now. Thanks Lisa!"- S.C. / Yelp / Sep 03, 2020
"Very professional and very very clean. At this time of Covid I got a slot to be seen by a DDS- dental doctor surgeon on next day. Accept Medi Cal."- R.H. / Google / Sep 01, 2020
"friendly staff, clean office, and high technology"- D.A. / Google / Sep 01, 2020
There are lots of instances in which a laser gum treatment could be performed. If you have periodontal disease, the laser can be employed to eliminate plaque and bacteria that is deep in the pockets of your gum tissue. For a biopsy, the laser is used to excise tissue in the needed area. Laser gum therapy can also help if you wish to get rid of excess gum tissue and then increase teeth visibility to get a more attractive smile. Compared to classic surgery on the gums, laser gum therapies are less invasive and don't require stitches. You may need little or no anesthesia during this gum treatment and less healing time.
What to Expect
A laser gum treatment generally only needs local anesthesia. Nevertheless, other sedation choices could be available if you have anxiety. Before your procedure, our team will provide information about being treated for gum disease, getting a dental biopsy, having crown lengthening, or undergoing cosmetic gum sculpting. The laser minimizes bleeding and frequently omits the need for stitches.
Our team will provide you with post-treatment care instructions before you are allowed to leave. Since your gums may be sore or swollen, you may choose to stick to a liquid or soft food diet for a few days. For gum disease treatment or crown lengthening, you might want to schedule a follow-up appointment so we can assess your recovery and decide if a second treatment is necessary. When a biopsy has been performed, you may need to come back to our office to receive your results. If oral cancer is diagnosed, one of our dentists will discuss your treatment options and what to do next.
Once your laser gum treatment plan is created, our team will go over the payment options. Dental Express accepts lots of payment methods, including low-interest medical financing. If you have insurance, we can contact your provider to determine your coverage and out-of-pocket costs.
Laser Gum Therapy
If you want a quicker and more accurate periodontal treatment, we utilize an advanced laser system for cosmetic and restorative procedures. Whether you need to take care of gum disease, get an oral biopsy, or improve the appearance of your smile, laser gum treatments provide quicker visits and healing times. To learn more about laser treatments or to make a consultation, contact one of our San Diego, CA offices.