Oakton Gum Recontouring

Serving Northern Virginia including Oakton

Gum Recontouring VirginiaOne of the services our Oakton dentist at Softouch Dental Care is glad to offer you is Oakton laser dentistry. Our soft tissue laser is a subtle and powerful tool and we can use it for gum recontouring. A “gummy” smile can be an embarrassment, making your teeth look too short, like a child’s smile.

In days gone by, dentists used to use a scalpel for reshaping gums to correct a gummy smile. Now this Northern Virginia periodontics procedure is quick and easy, with virtually no recovery time. 

Advantages of the Soft Tissue Laser

A gummy smile is created when gum tissue extends too far along the tooth surfaces. With gum recontouring, Northern Virginia periodontist Dr. Chung vaporizes tiny pieces of the gums to reveal more of your teeth. Oakton gum recontouring is a simple procedure because:

  • Little or no local anesthetic is needed. If you would like it, that’s fine. We also offer Oakton sedation dentistry to help with anxiety if you would like.
  • The laser is very precise, with a small, directed beam. Dr. Chung controls its settings to remove only the gum tissue that is necessary to remove, and no more.
  • The laser seals gum tissue as it works, thus preventing bleeding, which in turn prevents infection.
  • There is no cutting done. The laser directs a controlled amount of heat to a pre-determined depth, which breaks the connections between gum tissue cells. This causes those cells to disappear into the air – they’re vaporized.
  • There is no burning or any damage to the teeth or gums.

After your Northern Virginia periodontics treatment, you can return to your day’s activities. The results are instantly visible and will make an enormous difference in your smile. Learn more by reading answers to common periodontics and gum recontouring questions.

At our Oakton general dentistry practice, we like to see only two or three patients each day, so we can give you our full attention and make sure you are comfortable during your visit. We believe you should know about the procedures you are having and are very happy to answer all of your cosmetic dentistry questions. To schedule your initial cosmetic dentistry consultation, please call or email Softouch Dental Care today.

We serve Oakton, Vienna, McLean, Great Falls, Tyson’s Corner, Reston, Alexandria, Arlington, Herndon, Fairfax, Falls Church, Chantilly, Centreville, Alexandria, Arlington, Washington D.C. and the Northern Virginia area.