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Laser Periodontics - CHARLOTTE, NC

Gum Disease Affects More Than Your Gums

We offer a variety of emergency dentistry treatments at Central Avenue Dental including root canals, repair of a loose or lost filling, and treatment of painful infections.

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Laser Provides a Softer Touch For Soft Tissue

If you have bleeding gums, you’re not alone. As many as 75% of Americans have some form of periodontal (gum) disease. While gum disease is the leading cause of bleeding gums and tooth loss in adults, studies also show it is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and dementia, and can lead to pregnancy complications. Maintaining good oral health reduces the risk of periodontal disease and its associated health consequences. The good news is that laser periodontics in Charlotte, NC can prevent more serious repercussions associated with gum disease in a far gentler manner than traditional gum surgery. In the hands of skilled dentist Dr. Kristin Abbas, the Sirolase dental laser provides a minimally invasive approach to reduce bacteria, promote regeneration of healthy gum and bone, and treat issues such as gum recession and canker sores. Laser dentistry is just one of the many sophisticated technologies offered at Central Avenue Dental, which coupled with skilled and compassionate care, enables a better patient experience.

We offer a variety of emergency dentistry treatments at Central Avenue Dental including root canals, repair of a loose or lost filling, and treatment of painful infections.

Soft Tissue Symptoms

  • Gum redness or other discoloration
  • Pain or soreness
  • Bleeding when brushing or flossing
  • Gum lines pulling back from teeth (recession)
  • Chronic bad breath (halitosis)
  • Loose or shifting teeth

Laser-Assisted Periodontics

Crown Lengthening

During this laser procedure, we remove small amounts of gum tissue to lengthen teeth and create a more attractive and symmetrical gum line. In some cases, this is done to expose more of your tooth’s crown to support a filling or restoration.


This procedure is typically done in childhood to correct issues with the frenulum, the connective tissue located both under the tongue and the upper gums. Frenulum tissue that is too restrictive can cause difficulties with speech and eating. Loosening the tissue under the tongue allows better mobility and prevents related speech problems. Removing excessive tissue from the upper gums can prevent gaps in the front teeth and associated orthodontic problems.


This procedure is performed to treat advanced gum disease called periodontitis. Under sedation, we gently remove infected gum tissue, then clean the periodontal pockets and surfaces of your teeth. This treatment heals the effects of gum disease and is also done on occasion to lengthen the height or width of a tooth.

Canker Sores

About 20% of the population is impacted by painful, recurrent canker sores. Studies show that lasers can easily remedy canker sores and alleviate discomfort in a relatively short period of time. Without any injections to numb the area, Dr. Miller uses the Sirolase dental laser to stimulate healing to the affected area. The treatment takes about 15 minutes and most patients feel relief immediately after being treated.

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Thank you for choosing Central Avenue Dental as your go-to dentist for Laser Periodontics in Central Charlotte. We can't wait to work with you to achieve the smile of your dreams!

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  • Dr Abbas is great, a brilliant dentist and amazing bedside manner.

    David Farmer

    Dr. Abbas is excellent she really took the time to explain things to me and what the options are and what the plan would be for the future

    Shirley Hogestyn

    Dr. Abbas was FANTASTIC! Very friendly, and careful to be pain free! I will be coming back as needed!

    Thomas Hayes

    Dr. Abbas has worked with me, and taught me so much. I can ask her anything. Great bedside

    Kimberly Brown
  • From the front desk to the time I sat in the chair with the first technician to the hygienist then the dentist, next with the financial consultation I had, everyone was impeccable on all accounts. Each one took their time and explained everything and were very patient and kind. Dr. Abbas is a stellar dentist with her friendly yet thoroughly competent demeanor. I felt well cared for and in good hands. Thank you everyone!

    Abby Dillworth
  • I've been very pleased with my dentist and her staff. Dr. Abbas provides an honest and unbiased opinion. She fixed one of my fillings, and it was a more comfortable procedure than previous dental work I've had performed. The staff is personable and professional. I'd recommend this office to family.


    I cannot express in words the level of care I receive from Dr. Abbas and her team. I feel more care from this team than I do from the VA. Thank you for always treating me with kindness, respect, and compassion all these years. "Esse quam videri."

    Evan Bowen
  • Where do I start!! From the first phone call the receptionist was polite and very helpful with getting me in for my emergent matter. The day of my appointment I was nervous but the staff were amazing. Lindsey and Dr Abbas were awesome. they laughed with me and made me feel completely comfortable. Their genuine smiles could be seen behind their masks. Central Avenue Dental is by far the BEST dental office I have been to. Thanks again to all the amazing staff for helping me achieve a smile that I feel comfortable wearing.

    Courtney Miller
  • I am very happy with Central Avenue Dental. Dr. Abbas is so attentive to any question or concern and her work has been flawless. Jessica and Lindsay have both fantastic as well.

    Wade Sant

    Dr. Abbas and Lindsey were awesome! Been to lots of dental offices over the years and they made my lengthy visit pleasant (and not painful). I got my issue taken care of promptly, efficiently and professionally and highly recommend .

    John Sullivan

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