May 31, 2018
The truth is, lasers have revolutionized oral care. Although laser periodontal treatment is relatively new, it is already a proven method of treatment according to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP). If you have received the diagnosis that you have periodontal or gum disease, then laser periodontal treatment could be the treatment you need.
Laser periodontal treatment replaces the need to cut the gums and does not require stitches like traditional gum surgery, which has a reputation for being painful with a long recovery time. After surgery, you will have greatly reduced pain in your gums. And with that, you’ll be able to recover faster and get back to enjoying a pain-free life.
How Does It Work?
The laser is a very effective tool in treating periodontal disease because the laser uses heat to strip away the diseased gum. The laser will only target infected tissue and leaves the healthy tissue in place. We will then use the laser again to heat the area and form a clot. This will protect the tissue by sealing it. Your body will then be able to heal naturally so that the gum pockets improve and your teeth become more stable. Because your gums have not been cut, you will not have to worry about having stitches, problems with bleeding after the operation, or post-op infections.
There are many reasons to why you should choose laser periodontal treatment over traditional gum surgery, including the following:
- Less trauma to your gums and teeth.
- Easy recovery with minimal bleeding.
- Your gum tissues will stay preserved.
- Reduces risk of infection.
Do you have questions about the specifics of the laser? Give us a call! Besides answering your questions, our staff would be happy to inspect your mouth and gums in order to see if you are a good candidate for laser periodontal treatment.