24 Feb All about Laser Treatment for Gum Disease
Lasers can be an effective way to treat periodontal disease. The application of laser therapy to gum disease has revolutionized dentistry. The Dental Wellness Group is proud to offer laser gum treatment.
When or a person is diagnosed with gum disease or told that gum surgery is necessary, laser gum disease treatment provides a great alternative to more conventional methods. Rather than using a scalpel, a laser dentist uses a concentrated high-energy beam of light and stitches are not a requirement. The result is an easier recovery process and minimal bleeding. The laser also retains gum tissue and lessens root exposure and sensitivity.
Laser Periodontal Therapy also minimizes pain, so much so that anesthetics like novocaine are not used for all dental procedures. This advantage enables Dr. Moradi’s ability to treat pregnant or medically compromised patients. Dr. Moradi has certification from the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD).
The dental laser is an impressive, efficient tool for bettering oral health for patients around the globe with less pain and less tissue removal than more conventional gum surgery. Benefits of Laser Periodontal Therapy for periodontal disease also include minimal bleeding and controlled swelling,
Laser treatment is less invasive than traditional gum surgery at repairing the damage by removing the infection and closing infected pockets between gum and teeth. The dental laser removes damaging bacteria and unhealthy tissue from the gum pocket by way of a digitalized laser light passed over the area between the gum and tooth.
First, we apply a local anesthetic to alleviate any potential discomfort. We then insert a very small laser fiber between the gum and tooth to remove the infection precisely by only clearing away the sickly tissue. The laser light is only the thickness of three human hairs.
Along with diminishing the bacteria, the laser treatment also encourages existing cells to grown new root surface coating and new attachments to this coating via connective tissue. And this is all done without a single incision.
Once the diseased tissue is cleared away, the laser cauterizes the laceration. This method minimizes bleeding and has the distinct advantage of sealing the nerve endings. At the end of the laser gum treatment, the patient typically has only minimal discomfort.
The length of an appointment depends on the severity of gum disease. The laser gum treatment can take as little as one appointment or require multiple visits. We will provide you with an estimated timeframe when we create your dental treatment plan.
A dental laser is the size of a suitcase. Its main components are an energy source and a high-tech electronic control system. The laser light beams via a handpiece that resembles a pen, which connects to the energy source by way of lightweight optical fiber.
As the laser seals nerve endings, blood vessels, and lymphatics, the recovery process begins immediately. The tissue needs recovery time, though, for full regeneration and healing, which takes time. That said, after the laser gum treatment you can drive your car, return to work, or do another task in your day. Initially, in the first phase of your recovery, we recommend you eat soft foods and regularly use an oral rinse; we will fully explain what you can expect for treatment and recovery during your consultation.
While laser gum treatment is an impressive breakthrough in the dental field, we recognize it is not right for everyone. Often we integrate laser therapy with traditional instruments. Contact us to find out how the laser might aid in your dental treatment plan.
Absolutely. The laser light is so precise that it only removes a couple of cell layers with each tiny pulse it makes. For each second gone by, the laser is in fact off more than it is on.
The majority of dental procedures use low levels of power, typically three watts, which is less than many mobile phones. The laser uses magnified light, rather than radioactive energy.
To protect patients’ eyes from prolonged exposure to the bright light, we always give patients safety glasses to wear during the laser treatment.