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Picasso Lite- Soft Tissue Laser

At Gwinnett Family Dental Care, we believe in pursuing and investing in the latest dental tools in the industry. When it comes to soft tissue lasers, our dentists are equipped with the Picasso Lite. This innovative device in laser technology can treat a wide variety of dental concerns, ranging from gum disease and ulcer relief to crown lengthening, frenectomy, overgrown tissues and more.

The use of lasers in dentistry is well established and a favorable alternative to invasive surgical procedures. Using the targeted and powerful wavelengths of the Picasso Lite laser, we can help patients avoid sutures as well as give them a more comfortable procedure and quicker recovery time. In fact, many soft tissue laser treatments only require local anesthesia.

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Frenectomy Procedure

A frenectomy is a surgical procedure that removes or loosens a band of muscle that is attached to the lip, cheek or floor of the mouth. This type of muscle attachment, or frenum, can be found beneath the tongue or between the two front teeth. When the lower frenum is especially large, it can limit the tongue’s movement and may even cause speech problems. This is commonly known as “tongue tied.” To restore proper movement to the tongue, the frenum can be gently removed during a lingual frenectomy.

In other patients, the frenum attaches far down between the upper two teeth and causes the permanent teeth to become improperly spaced. This is typically seen in children whose permanent teeth have emerged. Therefore, a labial frenectomy can be used to remove this muscle tissue and prepare the patient for orthodontic treatment.

At Gwinnett Family Dental Care, we perform both types of frenectomy procedures using our Picasso Lite soft tissue laser. This advanced surgical method minimizes bleeding and greatly reduces the need for sutures in the mouth. Overall, patients report less pain and a quicker, uneventful healing process with laser surgery compared to scalpel methods. In addition, our office offers a full menu of sedation dentistry options to ensure patients remain at their highest level of comfort during laser therapy.

Gingivectomy for Gum Disease

Soft tissue lasers are also widely used to treat gum disease in patients with advanced periodontal disease. During the procedure, one of our dentists will use the Picasso Lite technology to target the deep pockets of infected gum tissue. By removing the loose and inflamed gum tissues, there is no longer a pocket for further bacteria and plaque to accumulate, thus reversing serious gum disease. This is one of many treatment options that we offer for gum disease at Gwinnett Family Dental Care.

Aphthous Ulcer Relief

While aphthous ulcers (canker sores) typically go away on their own, they can bring significant disruption and pain in the process. To accelerate ulcer healing and provide pain relief from this type of mouth sore, we can use our advanced soft tissue dental laser. Patients can expect this treatment to be quick, affordable and remarkably effective. Using advanced light energy, we can seal off the nerve endings and promote faster healing. If you have an ulcer or canker sore that is causing severe pain or making it difficult to eat or drink, call our Lawrenceville office to schedule laser therapy for effective ulcer relief.

To learn more about our advanced treatment options using the Picasso Lite Soft Tissue Laser, please contact Gwinnett Family Dental Care. Our facility and equipment are state of the art and our care is personalized and compassionate.

Our patient testimonials

4.3 / 5.0

Based on 110 Google reviews

  • The whole process is amazing! You don't sit in the waiting room for very long until somebody comes in to get you. And to my surprise The same lady that clean to my teeth the last time cleaned my teeth this time and she actually remembered me! She was super sweet and very gentle and was able to give me great feedback on what I need to do for the health of my teeth. When the dentist came in he also was very gentle and very thorough looking at my teeth and letting me know the best products to use on my teeth as far as tooth paste and mouthwash. Everything always seems very organized to the time you check in until the time you leave. Is it weird that I can actually say I kind of enjoyed my experience at the dentist? Lol

    Annie R
  • My insurance changed and I was also looking on changing dentist. I received a very thorough cleaning and check up. I finally was told about some things happening to my teeth that my old dentist office never told me about. Probably should have changed sooner. Would recommend this office to anyone. Very Happy

    Sandra M
  • Pardon me for repeating myself, but Gwinnett Family Dental Care this is my review today, tomorrow and every single time! First, Dr. Jon - oh if every Dr. could be like this man the medical world would be absolutely a joy to go to see a Dr.! I am so happy to see him and talk with him with his kind, caring way. Talks and his help for so much over these many years- PRICELESS! Can I say I love my friend? Well, i do! I see Carime and Lauren and they have to figure it out who's turn it is and I told them why don't you just do it this way - one on left and one on the right! They thought it was great! My friends in the office staff you are wonderful, caring people too and greet me with a smile and a great HELLO and leaving it's a BYE, have a great day! There is no more to say, except Gwinnett Family Dental - get out there in all those Dr.'s offices and show them how customer concern, service and kindness is done! I wish all of you the JOY of the upcoming HOLIDAYS!

    Kathy G
  • Ok 2-9-18 I had all front teeth removed, temporary was put in the same day . Dr Green is gentle and patient. Office staff and techs are wonderful and compassionate . Easy to make appts. I have referred my father and many co workers. I'll be a patient for life!! Thank you Gwinnett family Dental Care!! Because of Dr Green my confidence is growing. Kerry oesterle

    Kerry O
  • I came here due to my previous dental office cancelled my appointment. I love the practice and the entire staff. Very professional and if any question regarding services they can fully answer. The most I like the Saturday appointment due to my schedule with work.

    Makenzie W
  • Broke a chunk of my back molar off. They were able to fit me in that day. I am super sensitive in the mouth and did not want to come. Dr. Green and her assistant Mirna were wonderful. They explained everything before and during the procedure. No pain!! They did a wonderful job drilling out the old filling, building up my tooth and placing a temporary crown. If I wanted them to stop for any reason, I just raised my finger and they both stopped immediately! Super gentle and patient! They also didn't try to get me to do extra procedures I didn't need or purchase extra stuff. Oh and the front office staff is great too! Super friendly and helpful!

    Kim R
  • I have been coming here for a couple of years. I LOVE THEM! So much so my husband is switching dentists to come here. I definitely recommend them. I haven't had to wait too long to be seen and everyone there has always been helpful.

    Marian C
  • Again had my teeth cleaned and more by the creme-de-la creme wonderful hygienist Careme, from the identical last name of the French chef "caremal" - the sweet , there may be some possible puns above. But seriously, she's the best hygienist I've ever had the good fortune to encounter, and I'm rather long of tooth (but don't give my exact age) a long line of such both in NYC and Atlanta. Gentle, cheerful and beyond thorough since it's evident that she's checking for things no other hygienist I've had has ever checked for. One needs a word beyond "superlative" to describe her and her work. I was also fortunate to have my teeth checked by Dr. John Klevansky, He finds the problems without painfully poking around, and it's always a good experience to be with him, and I've had a lot of work done by him.

    Bob T

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