What can the laser do?

Selectively kill periodontal bacteria without damaging healthy tissue. The tip doesn’t need to be in direct contact to have an effect.

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Frenectomy

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Operculectomy

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Gingivectomy

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Aphthous ulcers

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Gingival Pigment (Dark Gums) removal

Think of healthy gum tissue and most envision the Hollywood standard of perfection…perfect, pearly white teeth and matching brilliant, pink gums. Unfortunately, many non-Caucasian individuals—even with healthy gum tissue—can’t achieve this look due to extra pigmentation in their gums, which causes the area to look dark, brown or splotchy.  We are happy to offer  those living with “darker” gums a choice.

Gum discoloration can occur for several reasons. Commonly, people with darker complexions may be prone to a natural buildup of melanin in their gum tissue. Additionally, certain medications may cause gum discoloration to develop over time.

With the Periolase, Dr. Engen is offering an effective and safe treatment for altering melanin pigmentation in the gingival (gum) tissue, producing the desired look of pink gums.

The laser technique de-pigments the gums in one office visit. The treatment is virtually painless.  The procedure is considered permanent, but retreatment may prove necessary in some patients.

Cost for the cosmetic procedure typically starts at $900 per arch (upper or lower area). Call our office to schedule an evaluation to see if you are a candidate for gingival pigment removal.

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PATIENT REVIEWS

Pam L. (Periodontal patient)
Jun 29, 2014

 

Due to the severity of my dental needs, my regular dentist referred me to Dr. Engen’s office. Being referred to a periodontal specialist is not something I would wish upon anyone, and it was difficult going to another dentist. However, from the minute I entered their office I was greeted by professional, friendly staff members who acknowledged me with a warm smile and a pleasant, cheerful welcome. The doctors and hygienists demonstrated a high level of expertise and technical competency by effectively communicating the options available to address my dental needs. Each and every staff member I encountered, from the receptionist, to the doctors are extremely dedicated to creating a long term relationship with each one of their patients, including taking the time to educate each patient about oral hygiene. The staff at your office works harmoniously, cooperatively and effectively as a team to make your time with them as productive as possible. I would highly recommend this office to anyone seeking resolution to any dental issues and be assured you will be pleasantly surprised with your time with them.

Lyle B. (Periodontal patient)
Jun 29, 2014

 

State of the art care! I like the “get it right” attitude. After eight years I have not had one negative experience.