Dr. Jafari provides laser gum treatments to improve the health and appearance of your gums. Using our advanced BIOLASE soft tissue laser, your procedures are more precise, comfortable and effective than ever before! To schedule a consultation with our dentist and learn more about laser gum treatments in Sterling, Virginia, contact Inova Dental Clinic at 703-433-1400.

Using our state-of-the-art dental laser, our dentist can provide a wide range of laser periodontal treatments, including treatments to manage gum disease as well as crown lengthening and cosmetic gum shaping. During your initial consultation, our dentist will evaluate your gums and discuss your oral health with you to determine which type of treatment is right for your needs.

Crown Lengthening (Cosmetic Gum Shaping)

Crown lengthening, sometimes referred to as cosmetic gum surgery or cosmetic gum shaping, is a procedure used to improve “gummy” smiles. It may be recommended for both functional and aesthetic purposes to improve the health and appearance of your gums.

A gummy smile is a smile in which the teeth are covered by excessive gum tissue, causing them to appear too short and the gums too bulky. Crown lengthening removes the excess gum tissue, evening out the gumline to reveal more of your tooth structure and giving you a more aesthetic appearance.

When performed for more functional purposes, this treatment is typically recommended to make it possible for our dentist to provide a restorative or cosmetic dental treatment. For example, if you a tooth that is broken close to or below the gumline our dentist may use crown lengthening to expose more of the tooth structure so that a crown or bridge can be placed.

Laser Gum Disease Treatment

If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, a laser gum treatment could be a good solution to improve your oral health. Laser treatment works to kill disease-causing bacteria, remove infected tissue and encourage the growth of healthy gum tissue. This halts the progression of the disease and encourages the growth of healthy gum tissue so that you can regain your oral health.

Laser gum disease treatments are typically more comfortable than treatment using traditional techniques. The soft tissue laser used in your treatment is efficient and comfortable, often eliminating the need for anesthetic, as well as minimally invasive. In fact, treatments performed with a laser are more hygienic, decrease your risk of infection following treatment and minimize bleeding from your procedure.

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For more information about laser gum treatments or to schedule a consultation with our dentist, contact our office today.