When affected by gingivitis or periodontal disease, gums can either recede and expose your tooth’s roots, or they can begin to sag and result in a “gummy” smile. Dr. Shelly Montes of Montes Periodontics & Implant Dentistry can treat your gummy smile by delicately removing excess gums with a dental laser. This treatment results in more accurate results, and because there is no cutting involved, your smile can look just as beautiful as it once was. Please contact us at 770-781-3685 to schedule your appointment with our doctor if you feel that you could benefit from laser assisted rejuvenation in Cumming, Georgia.

Gingivitis and periodontal disease are caused by a buildup of plaque and harmful bacteria, resulting in eroding teeth and receding gums. This can be caused by several things, including poor oral hygiene, smoking, diabetes, pregnancy, and specific systemic diseases. Affected gums can begin to sag over the tops of your teeth, causing you to have a “gummy” smile. Laser assisted rejuvenation (LAR) allows our dentist to remove excess gums and restore your smile to its original, beautiful appearance.

Laser assisted rejuvenation is a quick and painless procedure. Not only will our doctor remove excess gums, but the dental laser will also disinfect the treated areas and remove diseased tissue. This means that we can help stop the spread of your periodontal disease. Gums treated with laser assisted rejuvenation typically heal quickly and efficiently because there is no cutting or stitches involved.

By utilizing a dental laser in this procedure instead of traditional techniques, our dentist can reduce the amount of time you have to sit in the dental chair. You are also less likely to experience tooth sensitivity or have a lengthy recovery that is often a result of gum surgery. For more information about laser assisted rejuvenation or our other laser periodontics treatments, please feel free to call or visit our office today.