Laser gum treatment is a helpful procedure for those suffering from periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease. Gum disease is an infection that affects the gums and jawbone. Our office uses LAPIP and LANAP for laser gum treatment. LANAP removes diseased gum tissue and eliminates bacteria, which reduce gum depth pockets. LAPIP is a similar process, but is recommended for those with dental implants. If you are suffering from gum disease, you may want to consider laser gum treatment. Call our office to schedule a consultation.
Gum disease symptoms include:
- Gums that are swollen or red
- Bleeding gums
- Receding gums
- Teeth grinding or clenching
- Bad breath
- Hormonal changes
Why should I consider laser gum treatment over traditional gum surgery?
Traditional gum surgery requires up to four weeks of recovery time, as the procedure involves cutting and suturing the gum. Laser gum treatment, on the other hand, is not as extensive, which means the recovery time is much less – within 24 hours. With the precise laser, the dentist is able to remove only the bacteria and diseased gum tissue. Laser gum treatment offers other benefits such as less pain and preservation of the gums and jawbone.
Is laser gum treatment painful?
A local anesthetic may be used to keep you comfortable, but the procedure itself is not painful. You may experience mild discomfort and swelling after the procedure. Over-the-counter medication and ice packs can help.
How can I prevent gum disease?
Gum disease can be prevented with proper dental hygiene. Some people are more prone to developing gum disease due to factors such as genetics and bad habits and may require cleanings every 3- 4 months.
You may not notice gum disease until it is too late, which is why regular examinations are important. Schedule your exam today by calling our office or booking an appointment online now.