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Laser Gum Treatment

How laser technology treats periodontal disease

Periodontal (gum disease) is an infection of the supporting tissues and bone that hold the teeth securely. Periodontal disease usually affects adults in their 30s or 40s. It can be by poor oral health, genetic susceptibility, chronic illnesses like diabetes, smoking, and certain medications.

Treatment for periodontal disease is scaling and root planing (SRP). Which are nonsurgical methods that include cleaning the surfaces of teeth and their roots, which may be exposed due to gum recession.

Laser treatment is a tissue-preserving, regenerative, and bone-building procedure. The dentist uses a laser to access an infected pocket to kill the infected tissue and bacteria. Once the infected tissue is removed and the root is exposed, the calculus is removed with an ultrasonic root cleaner instead of scraping with hand tools. Also, laser energy is used to warm the stem cell that contains blood in the pocket, which creates a seal against the tooth root.

Benefits of Laser Gum Treatment

Limits bleeding

Periodontal (gum disease) is an infection of the supporting tissues and bone that hold the teeth securely. Periodontal disease usually affects adults in their 30s or 40s. It can be by poor oral health, genetic susceptibility, chronic illnesses like diabetes, smoking, and certain medications.

Treatment for periodontal disease is scaling and root planing (SRP). Which are nonsurgical methods that include cleaning the surfaces of teeth and their roots, which may be exposed due to gum recession.

Laser treatment is a tissue-preserving, regenerative, and bone-building procedure. The dentist uses a laser to access an infected pocket to kill the infected tissue and bacteria. Once the infected tissue is removed and the root is exposed, the calculus is removed with an ultrasonic root cleaner instead of scraping with hand tools. Also, laser energy is used to warm the stem cell that contains blood in the pocket, which creates a seal against the tooth root.

Can be optimized for patients

Based on the level of periodontal disease, the wavelengths and power levels of the laser beam can be adjusted. This gives dentists control over the procedure and allows them to provide a dental treatment that is customized for individual patients.

Shorter healing time

Laser treatment causes very little trauma to the gum, tooth, and surrounding areas. So,  healing time is reduced.

Minimally invasive

Lasers are less invasive and eliminate the need for drills. This means less pain and discomfort for patients. With minimal discomfort, patients will feel less anxious and more relaxed during treatment.

Preserves healthy parts of the teeth

Laser treatments are extremely precise preserving the healthy parts of the teeth while removing cavities. For patients with severe bacterial infections, preserving healthy teeth is important.

Minimizes risk of bacterial infection

Lasers help in sterilizing the area you work in and lower the risk of bacterial infections. Laser therapy helps offer better results with shorter treatment times which reduces the possibility of  bacterial infection.

When you are looking for an outstanding dentist in the Laguna Hills area, give us a call at (949) 770-7077 to make an appointment. We will make sure that you are comfortable and well informed during all procedures. Welcome to Alicia Dental!