The use of lasers in dentistry is a long awaited technology. We are proud to be on the cutting edge with the use of our soft tissue laser. This laser allows us to expertly sculpt excess gum tissue with minimal trauma and excellent results. It also helps us in reducing periodontal pockets without the need for gum surgery.

Eliminating a gummy smile can make a great difference in the appearance of your teeth. Your teeth may appear short because the gum tissue is at the wrong height. Reshaping the gum tissue to its appropriate level will give your teeth a longer, more attractive appearance. Gingival recontouring or sculpting is a simple procedure that takes just minutes. A small amount of local anesthesia is applied and the tissue is artfully sculpted to the desired position. There is no bleeding, no stitches and minimal discomfort. You can even do it during your lunch hour and return to work. So if you feel your teeth are too short, or your smile has a gummy appearance, give us a call and see what gingival sculpting can do for you.



What are the benefits of Laser Dentistry

Patient Comfort

Heat, vibration and pressure are the primary causes of pain associated with the use of the traditional dental drill. Since cutting both hard and soft tissues (teeth and gums) with the WaterlaseŽ does not generate heat, vibration or pressure, many dental procedures can be performed with fewer shots, less need for anesthesia, less use of the drill and fewer numb lips! Additionally, using the WaterlaseŽ for gum procedures reduces bleeding, post-operative pain, swelling and the need for pain medication in many cases.

Accuracy and Precision

WaterlaseŽ dentists are able to remove tooth enamel decay (the hardest substance in the body), bone and gum tissue precisely while leaving surrounding areas unaffected. This conserves and allows you to keep more of the healthy tooth structure.

Reduced Trauma

High speed drills can cause hairline cracks and fractures in the teeth that eventually lead to future dental problems. WaterlaseŽ reduces damage to healthy portions of the tooth and minimizes trauma.

Improved Cavity Fillings

WaterlaseŽ cavity preparations can increase bond strength of tooth-colored restoration resulting in longer lasting fillings.

Less Bleeding and Swelling

Due to its conservative, gentle cutting action and coagulating capabilities, the WaterlaseŽ performs many soft tissue (gum) procedures with little or no bleeding and less post-op swelling

Fewer Dental Visits

Since you often do not need shots or anesthesia, a WaterlaseŽ dentist can perform cavity preps in all areas of the mouth in just one visit. This technology also gives trained WaterlaseŽ dentists the ability to perform many procedures that were previously referred to specialists.


The WaterlaseŽ is extremely versatile. It can be used for a wide range of hard and soft tissue procedures. From decay removal, cavity preparation, root canals, smile design, gum and bone surgical procedures and many others.

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Dr. Taejoon Ahn - Waltham Dentist - Cronin's Dental, P.C.
225 Moody Street, Waltham, MA 02453 - 781.647.8000

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