If our Issaquah Dentist finds that you have gum disease, you may not need to undergo gum surgery to treat the problem. Laser dentistry is an innovative alternative to traditional gum surgery and can be a very effective treatment option for patients who are showing signs of moderate to severe periodontitis. Dr. Dipti may recommend laser dentistry for the treatment of gum disease as part of your treatment plan. This procedure is performed in-office and is a minimally-invasive procedure. Once the infection is eliminated, your gums will heal quickly and you can enjoy the benefits of improved oral health!
How Laser Dentistry for Gum Disease Works
Periodontal laser gum therapy treatments can be an effective way to treat the effects of gum disease. Gum disease, otherwise known as periodontal disease, is a serious infection of the gum tissue and can cause severe tissue inflammation. Over time, this infection can wear down the bone around the teeth and eventually cause tooth loss. Gum disease typically requires painful surgery, but laser dentistry offers a convenient and more effective alternative to surgery. A single treatment can eradicate almost all of the infection in the mouth and improve overall oral health.
During the procedure, Dr. Dipti will pass a laser over the infected areas to kill bacteria. He may use other tools in conjunction with the laser to get rid of plaque buildup and calculus.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry for Gum Disease
Some of the key benefits of laser dentistry for gum disease include:
- Minimally invasive procedure
- No cutting of the gum tissue involved
- Fast healing times
- Effectively restores oral health
- Encourages gum reattachment and regeneration of healthy gum tissue
- Promotes formation of new bone and ligaments
- Fast recovery times
- Minimal pain and discomfort
Meadow Creek Dental provides laser dentistry services to patients from throughout the Issaquah and Sammamish area. Book an appointment online or call your dentist today at 425-369-9116 for more information about our laser dentistry services.