Soft Tissue Treatment - Van Nuys, CA

Better Smile Aesthetics, Better Oral Health

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Improve How Your Smile Looks and Functions

Soft tissue treatment is comprised of procedures that restore health, function, harmony, or beauty to the smile. Functional or aesthetic in nature, soft tissue treatment can have dramatic effects on the appearance of the smile, while improving the health of the gums and teeth by removing problematic soft tissue. Our soft tissue treatments are surgical procedures completed by our experienced in-house dentists. Trained specifically in soft tissue treatment and issues related to the gums, we are qualified in all procedures related to the gums, including gingivoplasty, gingivectomy, and frenectomy treatment. These simple, straightforward procedures can help reduce the risk for oral infections and leave you with a healthy, attractive new smile!

Why Choose Laser Soft Tissue Treatment?

Soft tissue treatment may seem like an invasive procedure, but through our use of advanced dental laser technology, it is very much the opposite, providing patients with comfortable and convenient experiences with rarely any downtime. By incorporating dental lasers into your treatment, we can rebalance your smile or provide functional treatment virtually pain-free and with little-to-no discomfort during or after your appointment!

Laser being used on patient for soft tissue treatment

When Gum Tissue is a Problem

Many patients who visit our Van Nuys, CA office are concerned with how their smile looks when too much gum tissue is present. These “gummy” smiles can be effectively corrected with gingivoplasty procedures. But when does gum tissue become a concern? Excessive gum tissue that covers over a larger portion of the tooth crown can actually hinder the ability to effectively clean the area, increasing the risk for cavities to develop below the tissue and making it difficult to restore a damaged tooth. Alternatively, gum tissue that has pulled away from the teeth due to gum disease must be removed so that healthy tissue can reattach to the teeth and reduce periodontal pockets that harbor bacteria. For any of these situations, our soft tissue treatment options can return health and vibrancy to your smile.

When Gum Tissue is a Problem

Used to treat a “gummy” smile, a gingivoplasty reshapes the gum tissue to arch more naturally and symmetrically around each tooth. This procedure is for cosmetic concerns, effectively creating a more harmonious tooth-to-gum ratio.
A gingivectomy is a surgical procedure that reshapes the gum tissue around the tooth crowns. Functionally, gingivectomies treat gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, by removing diseased gum tissue.
A frenectomy removes the small portions of soft tissue (frenulums) that connect the upper lip and tongue to the mouth. The frenulum, if causing too much restriction on movement, causes tongue-tie and lip-tie. Removal of this fold of tissue restores proper movement of the lip and tongue.

Does your smile need soft tissue treatment?