How Does Laser Dentistry Treat Gum Disease?
Laser dentistry is used for periodontal treatment when a patient has inflammation in the mouth or gums. Laser treatment is an effective way to battle gum disease and provides exceptional results. Gum disease is one of the most common diseases in patients, and if left untreated it can lead to receding gums or tooth loss.
Laser periodontal treatment removes the bacteria and tissue that is inflamed and infected. This procedure is gentle and leaves your gums intact. Laser treatment is minimally invasive, and is extremely successful in restoring the gums. This treatment helps to promote gum reattachment and promotes bone growth. In some cases, laser therapy has reversed gum disease.
Laser treatment is quick with a minimal recovery. The laser minimizes any bleeding, and helps to clot exposed blood vessels. This laser actually helps to make the treated area stronger, and healing time is faster.
How Does Laser Treatment Work?
During this treatment a laser is used to target the infected areas and remove any infected tissue and bacteria. The laser is extremely precise and does not compromise or reduce gum tissue. Once the infected are is removed, root scaling is done to scrape off any plaque that has built up around the gum line or roots of the teeth. We then smooth any rough areas that are prone to catching bacteria to prevent further infection.
Common Signs That Indicate You May Need Periodontal Laser Treatment
- Tender, swollen or bleeding gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Pus surround gums or teeth
- Gums that seem to be receding or moving away from the tooth
How Can I Schedule an Appointment?
Scheduling an appointment is your first step towards healthier gums. Our team will evaluate your mouth and teeth, and determine the proper treatment needed. Leaving swollen or infected gums untreated can cause serious issues. We encourage patients that are concerned with their gum health to schedule a visit in our office. We care about our patients and always provide the highest level of care.
To schedule your appointment contact our office, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.