Soft Tissue Laser Procedures

Soft Tissue Laser Procedures with the Spectralase Dental Laser

At Ricci Orthodontic Studio, we’re committed to offering our patients the most advanced and comfortable dental treatments available. The use of the Spectralase Dental Laser represents our dedication to cutting-edge technology and patient-focused care. This state-of-the-art device allows us to perform a variety of soft tissue procedures with precision, minimal discomfort, and faster healing times.

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What is the Spectralase Dental Laser?

The Spectralase Dental Laser is a revolutionary tool designed for various soft tissue modifications and treatments. It works by emitting a concentrated beam of light energy, which can precisely target and treat specific areas of soft tissue without affecting surrounding areas. This results in less bleeding, reduced swelling, and a quicker recovery period.

Our Soft Tissue Laser Procedures


A frenectomy is a procedure to remove or modify the frenum, a small fold of tissue that can restrict the movement of the tongue (tongue-tie) or lips (lip-tie), potentially leading to speech, eating, or dental problems. The Spectralase Dental Laser makes frenectomies faster, less invasive, and more comfortable, with most patients experiencing a very quick recovery.

Gingival Recontouring

Gingival recontouring, also known as gum reshaping, is performed to improve the appearance of your smile or prepare teeth for other treatments, such as veneers or crowns. The Spectralase Dental Laser allows for precise shaping of the gum line, enhancing the esthetics of your smile while minimizing discomfort and recovery time.

Soft Tissue Exposure

Soft tissue exposure is often necessary for orthodontic treatments, such as exposing a partially erupted tooth. The Spectralase Dental Laser can uncover these teeth with unmatched precision, ensuring minimal discomfort and promoting quicker healing, thus facilitating the continuation of your orthodontic treatment.


An operculectomy is the removal of the operculum, the flap of gum tissue that sometimes covers a partially erupted tooth, often a wisdom tooth or a second molar. This procedure can alleviate pain, infection, and inflammation associated with impacted teeth. The Spectralase Dental Laser allows for a smoother, less painful operculectomy, with reduced risk of infection and a faster healing process.

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Highest Quality of Care

At Ricci Orthodontic Studio, we believe in providing our patients with the best possible care using the latest advancements in dental technology. The Spectralase Dental Laser is just one of the many tools we use to ensure your treatment is as comfortable and effective as possible. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.

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Yes, laser dentistry is safe when performed by trained professionals like our team at Ricci Orthodontic Studio. We adhere to strict safety protocols to ensure the well-being of our patients.

Most patients report feeling little to no discomfort during laser treatments. The need for anesthesia is significantly reduced, and the procedure is generally more comfortable than traditional methods. Typically, only a prescription strength topical anesthetic is needed for soft tissue laser procedures.

Recovery times vary depending on the procedure and the individual. However, healing is typically faster compared to traditional methods, with many patients resuming normal activities the same day.

Yes, laser dentistry is often suitable for children, providing a less intimidating and more comfortable experience.

The Spectralase Dental Laser offers numerous benefits, including precision treatment, minimal discomfort, reduced bleeding and swelling, and faster healing times.

If you're experiencing issues related to the movement of your tongue or lips, gum aesthetics, or have a partially erupted tooth causing discomfort, you might be a candidate. We recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Ricci to discuss your specific needs.

Coverage varies by insurance plan. Our office can assist you in understanding your benefits and provide you with estimated costs.

Most soft tissue laser procedures are quick, often completed in one visit. The duration depends on the specific treatment and complexity of the case.

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