If you answered YES to any of these questions, you may have some form of gum disease. Gum disease can be treated, and early detection and treatment are key! You owe it to yourself to keep your healthy smile! Call us today at (888) 659-9446 for a complete periodontal evaluation.Request an Appointment Online Now ×
Laser gum treatment is an advanced, minimally invasive technique used to treat periodontal disease and save many teeth that were previously considered hopeless. Laser gum therapy is a unique alternative to traditional gum surgery, and has many benefits to the patient, including a quicker, more comfortable procedure, no incisions, and fast healing time.
A laser is used to gently remove harmful bacteria and diseased tissue from the pockets that gum disease has formed between the teeth and the gums. These pockets are breeding ground for disease-causing bacteria, and the laser can eradicate this bacteria without the need for cutting away any gum tissue. This allows us to preserve your gum tissue rather than cut it away (as is done in traditional gum surgery), and therefore allows the body to heal naturally - and faster. As the condition of the gum pockets improve, the natural gums around the teeth become stronger, stabilizing the teeth. More about how lasers work »
Almost everyone with gum disease is a candidate for laser therapy, and can opt for laser treatment over traditional gum surgery. There are a few exceptions: Patients suffering from mild cases of gingivitis do not need laser therapy. This is because superficial gingivitis patients may be suffering from symptoms like red, swollen, inflamed gums, but have gum pockets that measure less than 5mm. These patients are classified as Class I Periodontal disease. All other periodontal patients who have pockets that measure more than 5mm are defined as Class II, Class III or Class IV. (The higher classes of gum disease correspond to deeper gum pockets, and therefore more loss of bone support to the teeth.)
All classes of gum disease greater than Class I are candidates for laser gum treatment. Patients who have never had gum disease before as well as patients who have had gum disease and traditional gum disease treatment are all candidates for laser treatment.
If you are suffering from gum disease, and would like to meet one of our doctors to discuss laser treatment as an alternative to gum surgery, please contact us. You can request a complimentary consultation online or call us at (888) 659-9446.
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