Soft Tissue Treatment - WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA & OHIO VALLEY ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

Gentle, Precise Soft Tissue Care

Do You Need Soft Tissue Treatment?

Your oral soft tissue include virtually everything but your teeth and jawbone within your mouth. This includes your gums, tongue, lips, cheeks, and all the muscles that are connected to them. These soft tissues are very delicate and when you need to have treatments performed, choosing a team that cares about gentle, precise care is a must. At Western Pennsylvania & Ohio Valley Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery our oral surgeons offer modern soft tissue treatments for both gingivectomies and frenectomies. These treatments can benefit you both in a functional or cosmetic way depending on your needs or wants.

The Benefits of Soft Tissue Treatment

  • Enhance oral function
  • Improve your smile’s appearance
  • Speak clearly
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Removal of infected gum tissues

Our Soft Tissue Treatments

Gingivectomies involve the removal of diseased gum tissue from around your teeth. This treatment returns your mouth to proper health and can effectively save your tooth roots and jawbone from deterioration. Our practice performs gingivectomies with the BIOLASE® dental laser for a more gentle and safe treatment.

A tongue- or lip-tie is a common oral problem that restricts movement of the tongue or the upper lip. This frequently is treated in young children, but adults may receive frenectomies as needed. A frenectomy involves severing the connecting tissue that restricts movement of the tongue or lip. This results in improved movement for the tongue and proper positioning of the upper lip.

Modern Technology for a Gentle Approach

Whenever soft tissue treatments need to be performed, we always approach them in a very gentle manner as these are very sensitive tissues. Our BIOLASE dental laser allows us to offer gentle soft tissue treatment for those that require a gingivectomy. This solution uses gentle laser light instead of scalpels to remove the gum tissue and cleanse disease from the mouth. Treatment is simple and quicker than traditional care, requiring no scalpels or sutures and with minimal bleeding. For those with dental fear or anxiety, laser dentistry is a great alternative, but we also offer soothing sedation options to help put you at ease.

Busy But still need answers?

Try Our Complimentary Virtual Consultation
We know it can be hard to schedule an in-person consultation. Taking time off from work, rearranging your schedule or flying in from out of town can seem impossible at times. Although we’d love to see you in our office for a complete exam, we don’t want you to put off receiving the answers you need any longer. That’s why we offer complimentary virutual consultations through a simple, two-step process.
STEP 1
Simply upload a picture of your current smile and/or X-rays and tell us what your dream smile looks like.
STEP 2
We’ll review what treamtents can help, what you can expect during those treatments and even the financing options to make them more affordable.

Step 1

Simply upload a picture of your current smile and/or X-rays and tell us what your dream smile looks like.

Step 2

We'll review what treamtents can help, what you can expect during those treatments and even the financing options to make them more affordable.

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