Excessive gum tissue can make teeth look small, misshapen, and crowded. Fortunately, addressing a gummy smile is very simple and, with advanced laser dentistry services offered by Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter, can be accomplished without the risks, complications, and recovery period that come with traditional gum recontouring.
For gum recontouring, our Bergenfield dentist uses a soft tissue laser. This type of laser uses cool energy to evaporate unnecessary tissue while cauterizing incisions to prevent bleeding and reduce risks of infection. While laser dentistry is typically painless, Dr. Perlmutter uses a topical anesthetic to ensure your optimal comfort. If you are nervous about the procedure, he would be happy to discuss sedation options prior to your procedure as well.
Addressing a gummy smile through laser dentistry can often produce remarkable results alone. However, some patients benefit more from a combination of treatments. During your initial consultation with Dr. Perlmutter it can best be determined which option is right for you.
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