With the introduction of Laser Therapy, we are able to target, remove and kill only the bacteria within the pockets of your gums while leaving the healthy tissue intact to reattach to the root surface. Why is this important? You can now enjoy less pain, less discomfort, less recession, less sensitivity, and much better and more predictable long-term results. Often we can save teeth that have previously been deemed hopeless by naturally regenerating the bone around the tooth.
If saving your teeth, reducing your pocket depths, and maintaining optimum periodontal health is important to you, this is a treatment that you must consider!
Laser optical fiber is significantly thinner and therefore less invasive than most hand instruments. Patients can usually resume their daily activities, including eating, immediately after treatment. The benefits include no cutting or bleeding, no suturing, less anesthesia, reduced procedure time and minimal postoperative swelling and discomfort.
What are the indications for using a laser to treat periodontal disease? Why will it benefit you versus other methods? Laser periodontal therapy and laser gum therapy can be used in almost all patients. The following are specific advantages and indications for this approach in treating periodontal disease:
• High gummy smile lines / short looking front teeth.
• Very sensitive gums and teeth.
• Loose, shifting, drifting, and moving teeth.
• Swollen and bleeding gums.
• Bone loss and infection around dental implants.
• When patients fear traditional periodontal surgery.
• When a patient has recurring periodontal infections and recurring periodontal disease.
• When a patient seeks a minimally invasive approach to treating periodontal disease.
• When someone is on blood thinners such as Aspirin, Coumadin, or Plavix.
• When a patient is seeking a holistic and biological approach to treating periodontal disease.
• When patients have systemic medical conditions which would not allow them to have traditional periodontal surgery.