Laser Gum Treatment is a form of periodontal therapy used to treat periodontitis. Unlike traditional surgeries, which involve the removal of both diseased and healthy gum tissues, the lasers specifically target infected areas of the gums – leaving healthy tissues behind. The treatment works using the Epic Biolase laser, which is FDA approved for periodontal treatment. This flexible laser emits energy at varying pulsating frequencies, effectively removing periodontal infections and facilitating the regeneration of the gums in areas where they have pulled away and recessed from the teeth.
Did you know…
that laser gum periodontal treatments have many advantages over traditional surgery? In addition to only targeting diseased tissues, laser gum treatment features:
- Rapid recovery
- Minimal discomfort
- Decreased bleeding
- Infection removal
- Reduced inflammation
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for laser gum treatment?
Patients who benefit from laser gum treatment have been diagnosed with a periodontal disease with pocket depths between 5 and 6 millimeters. You may also benefit from laser gum treatment if you have advanced periodontal pockets that are inoperable or that have become infected against despite a previous periodontal treatment. For more information about laser gum treatment and whether it is right for you, schedule a periodontal consultation with Glow Dental today.
What should I expect during laser gum treatment?
Patients undergoing laser gum treatment are made comfortable using a local anesthetic. Dr. Huang will use a laser to gently removed diseased gum tissues from the pockets surrounding your teeth. After the infection is eliminated, your teeth will be cleaned, and the laser will be used once more to help your gums form clots in the pockets.
What should I expect after undergoing laser gum treatment?
Following your treatment, you should be able to return to work immediately. If you are like most patients, you’ll experience much less swelling and discomfort than you would with traditional flap surgery, and your gums will bleed less following the procedure. You will be given special instructions for keeping the treatment site clean and free of debris, and you may need to follow a special diet in the days following your procedure. Because the clots are sensitive in the first week following laser gum treatment, you’ll also need to avoid brushing your gum line for the first several days after your procedure.