What is Laser Gum Surgery?
Laser gum surgery is a method for treating gum disease. This method for treating gum disease uses a concentrated beam of light to remove gum disease and promote healing. It is a less painful option for addressing gum issues than the traditional method, which requires needles, incisions, and stiches. There is virtually no bleeding during or after treatment, accompanied by very little recovery time. What’s even more exciting is that using this laser technology often allows us to save teeth that otherwise would have to be extracted.
We use a laser to perform the gum surgery instead of the traditional method for a variety of reasons, including:
- It provides a much more comfortable treatment.
- There is less pain after the surgery.
- The procedure involves almost no bleeding.
- There is no need for stitches.
- It promotes a rapid return to normal activities.
Our patients have said it was no different than having a normal dental treatment. It also allows us to do the surgery with greater precision.
What Happens During The Surgery?
First, we examine your gums to get a good picture of how severe your situation is. Some people have very minor detachment from the gum to the teeth, while others have deeper pockets. Once we have developed a plan for treatment, we use the laser to break up the diseased and damaged gum tissue. The diseased parts of your gum tissue are then removed, and the gums are cleaned out. Finally, we use the laser again to stimulate healing and create a seal around the gum. Most patients report feeling very little to no pain at all.
Benefits Of Laser Gum Surgery
There are many benefits to using a laser to perform gum surgery over traditional surgical methods. We have found that, when compared to traditional methods, laser treatment comes out ahead by a long shot. Some of the advantages include:
- Less pain during and after surgery
- Less bleeding and inflammation
- Laser helps promote swift healing
- No stiches are needed
- No anesthesia is required
- Less discomfort
- Allows you to keep your natural teeth
- Less likely to cause gum recession
- Less recovery time
- More precise and predictable