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!
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
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.