What is Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry is ideal for patients who have periodontal disease. A gentle, yet effective laser is aimed into the small pockets around each tooth to eliminate infected and diseased gum tissue. This allows the gums to heal more closely to the teeth, reducing the size of these pockets and promoting healthier teeth and gums. You can benefit from laser treatment if you have mild, moderate, or even severe periodontal disease.
Why is Laser Dentistry needed?
You may want this procedure if you have gum disease. The beauty about laser therapy is that it allows us to treat gum disease effectively without the use of incisions or scalpels, and some patients are even able to have the procedure done without any local anesthetic. The laser does not disrupt healthy gum tissue, so it’s left behind to heal properly against the teeth. This can eliminate gum disease, and help preserve your teeth and underlying bone.
Who’s a good candidate for Laser Dentistry?
We will perform an exam to determine if you have gum disease. If you have periodontal disease, we can recommend laser therapy as a way to eliminate diseased tissue. The procedure is quick, easy, and noninvasive for the majority of patients in need of it. Our goal is to provide you with an easy and comfortable alternative to other periodontal treatments.
What happens during Laser Dentistry?
We may administer a local anesthetic, although this isn’t always necessary. We then aim a laser into the gingival pockets around the teeth. The laser works to eradicate any diseased tissue. The roots of the teeth are then smoothed to allow the gum tissue to heal more easily against the tooth. This reduces the size of the gingival pockets, promoting healthier and cleaner gums. It is important that you care for your teeth and gums afterwards to prevent gum disease from returning and becoming a problem again. Laser therapy is noninvasive and requires no incisions or sutures.
If you think you may benefit from laser dentistry, call us today and we can schedule an appointment for you to come in for a consultation.