Laser Dentistry

Yakima dentist serving the entire Yakima Valley from Ellensburg to Sunnyside

Cosmetic laser gum treatment, also referred to as gum re-contouring, is a safe and effective method of improving the appearance of a gummy smile. Like your teeth, your gums can either enhance or detract from the beauty of your smile. Excessive gum tissue can make your teeth appear misshapen, small or simply make your smile look less appealing.

As a stand-alone procedure or as part of a complete smile makeover, laser gum treatment can reshape your gums and give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.

If you are ready to experience the benefits of laser dentistry, contact Yakima Smiles today for a free consultation by calling (509) 977-4144 or completing the form on this page. Experienced cosmetic dentist Dr. Pete Nathe welcomes patients from Yakima, Ellensburg and Sunnyside, Washington.

Advanced Gum Contouring Technology

Traditionally, gummy smiles have been corrected through tissue removal with a scalpel. However, this invasive approach can pose certain risks to the patient. In an effort to provide beautiful results safely, Dr. Nathe utilizes advanced laser technology to contour gum tissue.

There are a number of advantages for choosing laser treatment over metal surgical instruments. Benefits of laser gum treatment include:

  • Safety: Lasers reduce bleeding and eliminate the need for sutures by cauterizing as they remove tissue. Lasers also kill bacteria, which reduces your risk for infection.
  • Comfort: Surgical tools scrape tissue away. Lasers, however, gently remove unnecessary tissue, often eliminating the need for anesthetic.
  • Precision: When using a laser, Dr. Nathe has complete control over the amount of gum tissue being removed. This allows him to provide beautifully contoured results.

While laser gum treatment is a considerably gentler procedure than the removal of tissue with metal instruments, a small recovery period may still be needed. Dr. Nathe will explain the details of your treatment during your initial consultation.

Why Choose Yakima Smiles for Your Laser Gum Contouring

As an experienced and compassionate cosmetic dentist, Dr. Nathe understands the importance of providing exceptional results in a safe and comfortable experience. As an LVI-trained dentist, he is committed to addressing the aesthetic needs of his patients while always considering the overall oral health and well-being of everyone he treats.

When you choose Yakima Smiles for your laser gum contouring procedure, you can expect to be treated with the highest standards of care, safety and results.

If excessive gum tissue is causing you to feel less than confident with the appearance of your smile, schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Nathe today by calling (509) 977-4144 or completing the form on this page to learn more about your options. We proudly serve patients from Yakima, Sunnyside and Ellensburg, Washington.