Laser Dentistry and the Treatment of Gum Disease

Precision: Laser Gum Treatment
When it comes to the precision and preservation of laser gum treatment there are quite a few steps that need to be taken. The teeth whitening results that laser gum treatment provides has been widely known due partially to celebrity advertising. However, on the other hand other benefits of laser gum treatment such as the fact that it can be used to help treat gum disease while more beneficial are not as known.

Laser Gum Treatment 
The laser gum treatment is used once gum disease has become so far advanced that brushing or flossing would not be enough to get the gums back to optimum health. If you are opting for laser gum therapy your dentist will be able to regenerate healthy tissue by removing unhealthy and diseased gum tissue.

dvantages of Using Laser Gum Treatment:

Precision: The thinness of the beam allows your periodontist to remove unhealthy tissue while avoiding damaging healthy tissue during this removal process.

Sterilization: The light and the warmth generated from the lasers helps to seal blood vessels and nerve endings in the tissues which means less bleeding and pain.
Heals fast: Also, your gums heal faster because the light is sterile and blood vessels are sealed.

Minimally Invasive: The procedure does not require stitches because it’s minimally invasive.

Other Uses of Lasers in Dentistry
It’s important to note that lasers are used for many things within the dental industry and the treatment of gum disease is only one way in which lasers are used. Review the other ways lasers are used below:

  • Teeth whitening – laser light is used to assist with teeth whitening when applied to the teeth
  • Tooth decay – lasers can be used to remove any decayed tissue that is inside of your teeth
  • Biopsies – lasers can be used to collect small tissues samples to screen for any oral cancers

To learn more about laser gum treatments it’s important to set up an appointment with your dentist.

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