If you have gum disease, our dentists may recommend a laser periodontal treatment to help fight the disease and improve your oral health. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a degenerative dental condition caused by harmful bacteria in plaque. As plaque builds up on the teeth, trapped bacteria infect and inflame the gums and other surrounding tissues. If not treated promptly, gum disease can eventually lead to gum recession, tooth loss and bone loss.
A laser gum treatment will help:
There are many advantages to receiving a treatment performed with a dental laser rather than a more traditional gum disease treatment method. For one, periodontal treatments performed with a laser are more comfortable — you may not even need an anesthetic! Lasers also eliminate the need for stitches after a procedure, decrease your risk of infection post-treatment and minimize bleeding.
We invite you to give us a call if you have any questions about laser gum treatments or would like to make an appointment with our dentists. We are committed to helping you regain a healthy mouth and smile!