If you notice you have inflammation or pain in your mouth or gums it may be time to consult with a Periodontist who can provide you with the options and benefits of a process called LASER therapy.  Gum disease is one of the most common diseases today. If gum disease is left untreated, it can lead to receding gums and even tooth loss.

LASER therapy provides patients with a minimally invasive treatment to remove bacteria and tissue, while leaving the healthy gum intact. This process has shown a higher success rate compared to others, to regenerate bone growth and gum reattachment. In some cases, LASER therapy can reverse gum disease.

When you have to go through any surgery the recovery time can be rough and take a while.  The pain may also be intolerable with conventional surgery.  With dental LASER therapy you can get the results you need to regenerate gum tissue and bone growth. LASER therapy is a relatively quick procedure, and has less pain and recovery time.

Our LASER therapy minimizes any bleeding because the laser helps to clot exposed blood vessels. Because of this, the area heals faster and becomes stronger. Your worry about infection is less with LASER therapy because the laser beam sterilizes the area as it works. Good oral hygiene is important to keeping your mouth looking and feeling healthy after LASER therapy. Our team will provide you with instructions after your therapy to care for your mouth and gums at home.

A few advantages of dental LASER therapy are:

  • Minimally invasive laser therapy.
  • Laser is precise so surrounding areas are not affected.
  • Mild pain or discomfort.
  • Promotes periodontal regeneration.
  • Recovery is faster.
  • Less gum loss and swelling.
  • Less chance of infection.

Let our team at Brian Gurinsky DDS, MS help you get the healthy mouth and gums you have always wanted.

Call or email our office today to set up a consultation to evaluate your mouth and gums and determine how LASER therapy can benefit you.

We all have choices when it comes to our dental care. Brian Gurinsky, DDS, MS strives to provide the most effective periodontal services available to our patients using state of the art technology.

It is important to understand the difference between a periodontist and a DDS or Doctor of Dental Surgery, so patients are aware of what services are available to them.

Periodontists specialize in soft tissue and bone disease, allowing the dentist to work on both the patient’s teeth and gums. They prevent, diagnose and treat periodontal disease, gingivitis, as well as any oral inflammation. Periodontist cases are usually more complex, and many patients are sent to them from a general dentist. Their main focus is on gum health, and treatment for any gum disease. They also specialize in the bone supporting the teeth.

We provide our patients with on time personalized care to ensure they have an exceptional experience. We will meet with you to go over any concerns you may have and advise the best treatment options to fit your periodontal needs.

Periodontal services are listed below:

  • Regenerative surgery or periodontal plastic surgery.
  • Deep pocket cleaning of the gums.
  • Bone grafting.
  • Soft tissue removal.
  • Crown lengthening.
  • Dental implant placement.
  • Some cases may involve oral surgery or treatment for an infected root on a tooth.

Periodontists complete a four year dental program, but then must complete an additional three years of postdoctoral training. Periodontics is one of nine specialty areas recognized by the American Dental Association.

A DDS or Doctor of Dental Surgery treats routine care, and their focus is on the general health of the mouth, teeth and gums. After completing their undergraduate degree, dentists must complete a four-year program, and then acquire their state license.

Here are a few services a DDS offers:

  • A DDS focuses on routine teeth cleanings, tooth decay, x-rays, and gum health.
  • They also perform root canals, crowns or bridges.
  • They handle tooth removal, injured or decaying teeth.
  • They are considered the general dentist for overall oral health, and also screen for oral cancer or disease.
  • Cosmetic services are also performed by a DDS such as teeth whitening, veneers or bonding.

In many cases a DDS may refer a patient to a periodontist for specialty services regarding gums or the bone supporting the teeth.

If your mouth is sore, and your gums are in need of help then you would want to go see a periodontist. Periodontitis or swollen sore gums can lead to diabetes or even cancer so it is important to pay attention to your symptoms and go see the proper specialist for treatment. Good oral hygiene and brushing and flossing twice a day is a great way to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Please call or email us today to schedule your appointment, and let us handle your periodontal needs.