Lasers are used for many different things in the field of dentistry, including gingivectomies. Lasers can specifically provide a variety of benefits for those receiving orthodontic care. With the help of lasers, we are able to remove excess gum tissue to expose more of your tooth’s surface. This is not only great for the aesthetics of your smile, but also for its function.

The best part about laser treatment is that there’s no need to numb your gum tissue with needles! We can simply apply a topical anesthetic to the gums to ensure that you’ll only feel the movement of the laser tip and no pain!

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Common Applications for A Gingivectomy

  • Impacted teeth

    Impacted teeth are teeth that have not erupted properly through the gum tissue. We can use laser treatment to assist the tooth’s eruption instead of waiting weeks or even months for the tooth to come in on its own.

  • Better bracket placement

    If you have a tooth that is erupting more slowly than expected, a laser can be used to remove this excess tissue. This will reveal enough of the tooth’s surface to place a bracket on the tooth in its proper position.

  • Aesthetic gingival recontouring

    Once your braces have been removed, Dr. Kuhni may recommend gum recontouring to improve the aesthetics of your smile. Gingival recontouring is a procedure used to reshape the gum line or expose more of the teeth, making them look longer. Gingival recontouring can also be used if the gum line is uneven, helping to create a more symmetrical smile.

Reasons For A Gingivectomy

Here at Kuhni Orthodontic Studio, we’re proud to be able to offer laser treatments to our orthodontic patients. Using this specialized laser will allow us to effectively and safely remove extra gum tissue, which may need to be done in order to enhance the aesthetics of your smile or to make sure there’s enough room on the teeth for the brackets.

For more information about the technology we use here at Kuhni Orthodontic Studio, please contact our Spanish Fork, Utah orthodontics office. We’re excited to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted! We serve the surrounding region of Spanish Fork including Mapleton, Palmyra, Lake Shore, Benjamin, Springville, Salem, Nephi, Levan, and surrounding areas. Find a local orthodontist near me today!