Laser Gum Surgery Treatment
Lasers are rapidly becoming a standard in dentistry and periodontics due to their pinpoint accuracy and diverse functionality. Laser Gum Surgery Treatment is an FDA approved laser used to carry out laser periodontal therapy for the treatment of periodontal gum disease. Laser Gum Surgery treatment features laser pulses that can be used at flexible settings to remove infected tissues from the gum line and also promote clotting and healing following the procedure. Laser Gum Surgery treatments are fast, effective, and require minimal downtime.
Did you know…
that Laser Gum Surgery has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in periodontics since 2004? In fact, Laser Gum Surgery was the first dental laser on the market to ever receive FDA approval. Today, Laser Gum Surgery continues to be used for the treatment of advanced periodontal disease – boasting 100 percent accuracy for use in gum tissue reconstruction.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for Laser Gum Surgery Treatment?
You are probably a candidate for Laser Gum Surgery treatment if you have been diagnosed with moderate to severe periodontal disease. Even if you have undergone surgery or another treatment for periodontal disease in the past, you may still be a candidate for Laser Gum Surgery if your gingivitis or periodontitis has returned. To find out more about Laser Gum Surgery and whether it’s right for you, call our office to schedule a periodontal consultation.
What should I expect during Laser Gum Surgery-assisted laser treatment?
During periodontal treatment using Laser Gum Surgery technology, a very small laser is placed into the gum pockets caused by harmful bacteria. The laser gently targets diseased tissues, removing them and leaving behind only healthy gum and bone. Your periodontist will then thoroughly clean your teeth before using Laser Gum Surgery to help form a clot in the pocket. This clot helps the gum tissues begin healing, regenerating and bonding to the tooth surface again.
What should I expect following Laser Gum Surgery Treatment?
One of the advantages of Laser Gum Surgery is that it requires minimal downtime. In fact, you’ll probably experience minimal bleeding, very little discomfort, and will not require any time off from work. As the gums begin to heal and reattach to your teeth where pockets once were, your teeth will become more secure, and your gums will become less inflamed.