Lasers are revolutionizing several industries. In dentistry, lasers are especially useful for treating moderate to severe gum disease, as they are safe and less invasive ways to perform gum disease treatment procedures. Find out more about how laser dentistry can be used to safely and effectively treat gum disease below.
Gum Disease: Signs and Symptoms
Poor dental hygiene is one of the primary causes of gum disease. However, gum disease has other causes that may not be under your control:
- Certain diseases
- Certain medications
- Hormonal changes during pregnancy
You may have gum disease if you are currently experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Sensitive/bleeding gums (especially during normal activities like brushing and flossing)
- Red/swollen gums
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Tooth loss
- Receding gums
Laser Technology: A Safe New Way to Treat Gum Disease
If you are experiencing any of the gum disease symptoms mentioned above and are looking for treatment, talk with us about our options for gum disease treatment. We provided laser dentistry in Philadelphia, PA to help our patients treat their gum disease.
These lasers have been used to great success in treating gum infections, performing gum grafting, and reshaping gums after procedures.
The Benefits of Laser Technology For Treating Gum Disease
Laser dentistry is excellent for those with moderate or severe gum disease. It’s very effective for several procedures involving soft tissues, as it uses a concentrated beam of light on the treatment area.
Laser dentistry’s benefits include
- Minimal discomfort
- Accurate and predictable results
- Shorter healing and recovery times
- Less invasive than surgery
The Laser We Use: The Picasso Diode Laser
Absolute Smile uses the Picasso Diode Laser, an innovative laser dentistry tool that has been used since 2009. We use the Picasso Diode Laser to perform several procedures:
- Gingival incisions and excisions
- Exposure of unerupted teeth
- Laser soft-tissue curettage
- Removal of diseased or infected tissue
Maintaining Good Oral Health After Treating Gum Disease
Maintaining good oral health following any periodontal procedure, including a procedure in which laser dentistry is used, is vital to preventing gum disease from reoccurring. Brush 2-3 times per day with a soft-bristled brush, floss once per day, and use rinse once per day. Minimize sugar intake and avoid smoking to keep your teeth healthy.
Speak to us to learn more about how our laser dentistry services in Philadelphia, PA can help in treating gum disease. We provide our new patients with a FREE consultation, so contact us today!