Experience a Pain-free Path to Healthy Gums
Laser periodontal therapy is a non-surgical laser dental procedure used to eliminate inflamed or infected gum tissue caused by periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Over 50% of adults in the United States suffer from periodontal disease, a bacterial infection that worsens with time, resulting in gum inflammation. Bacteria that proliferate in the gaps between the gums and the base of the teeth lead to infections and loss of bone, which can ultimately result in tooth loss.
One of the technologies we employ at Westbury Dental Spa is the sophisticated dental tool for laser-assisted gum disease treatments. We are highly trained in this gentle yet efficient and successful procedure, and we use it regularly to assist our customers in recovering their dental health.
Learn More About Laser Periodontal Therapy
Periodontal laser treatments are becoming more popular these days as it’s a far less invasive alternative to surgery. It employs a thin laser fiber, about the width of three human hairs, to target your infected tissues while leaving healthy tissues alone. Laser therapies are not stand-alone solutions but instead work in collaboration with other treatments.
The first step of laser periodontal therapy involves using the laser fiber to reach and remove problematic gum tissues surrounding the base of your teeth. Then, the plaque and tartar that have accumulated under and around your gums are cleared. Following that, we will smooth down any rough areas on your teeth both above and beneath the gums. Eliminating these rough areas reduces the likelihood that your gums and teeth would collect more bacteria and develop further infections down the road.
Signs You Need Laser Periodontal Therapy
If gum infection is identified when still at the early gingivitis stage, it’s possible to cure it with a strict dental hygiene regimen. Periodontal disease, on the other hand, is an advanced stage of infection that necessitates professional treatments including gum surgery or laser therapy.
Depending on the extent of your gum infection, your dentist might determine that laser treatment is the best way to treat your periodontal disease. Conventional gum surgery requires cuts and stitches, which can result in noticeable differences in your smile. With laser therapy, however, there is now a minimally intrusive alternative that keeps your healthy gum tissues intact and unharmed.
Benefits of Laser Periodontal Therapy
Laser periodontal therapy is an FDA-approved treatment that eliminates disease-producing bacteria. There are no incisions, stitches, or lengthy recovery periods since it is non-intrusive. Here are four primary benefits of using laser therapy to treat gum disease:
- The laser can accurately and proficiently target only infected regions.
- You will not require general anesthesia, which is often needed for other types of surgical operations.
- Because no cutting is done, there is minimal swelling and no bleeding, sutures, or pain.
- Healing and recuperating post-treatment are much faster.
Get A Beautiful, Healthy Smile at Westbury Dental Spa
At Westbury Dental Spa, our dentists keep at the frontlines of advanced technologies and methods to ensure our customers are getting the best treatment possible! If you’re concerned about the health of your gums, we are happy to provide a free consultation about our laser periodontal therapy and other services.