How Laser Periodontal Therapy Can Help Treat Gum Disease
When it comes to treating gum disease there are many different options. Among the remedies Central Florida Periodontics offers for gum disease including laser periodontal therapy. A modern treatment for any and all periodontal issues, laser periodontal therapy can be a viable, minimally-invasive option for you to help keep your gums strong and healthy.
What Is Laser Periodontal Therapy?
Laser periodontal therapy is a contemporary gum treatment that is much less painful than other more traditional treatments. There is no cutting and stitching of the gums with laser periodontal therapy which makes for a much more comfortable experience for patients. Due to this, the healing process is much easier and comes with less discomfort. That also means less bleeding, pain and swelling from the surgery. Also, unlike traditional methods, there is less healthy tissue removed from your gums and mouth when undergoing laser periodontal therapy. Due to saving so much healthy tissue, laser periodontal therapy allows the periodontist to better maintain the height of the gums around the teeth which can help your mouth heal more completely after surgery.
How Is the Treatment Done?
Laser Periodontal Therapy utilizes a special Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) protocol. This means that the periodontist uses a specific probe to get an in-depth look at the issues plaguing your gumline. From there, they use a special laser light to blast away the diseased gum tissue and bacteria in the area. Tartar and plaque are removed as well, all without cutting directly into the tissue.
Once the gums have been worked on, and the teeth have been scaled and cleaned, your periodontist will use the laser to finishing cleaning and close the gums to complete the surgery. Due to the faster healing time, you should be back to feeling like normal in no time.
Preventing Gum Disease
Laser periodontal therapy is a phenomenal way to treat and heal your gums. However, there are ways to help prevent gum deterioration so you can skip needing surgery entirely. You’ve been hearing it since childhood, and it’s just as important now as it was then: brush your teeth and floss regularly. Brushing your teeth twice a day can fight off plaque buildup on the teeth and gumline. Additionally, flossing gets the hard-to-reach plaque and tartar between your teeth down to the gums.
Brushing your tongue and regularly rinsing with mouthwash also help your overall oral health. By taking regular preventative measures at home, you will keep your mouth feeling fresh and hopefully stave off the need for gum or oral surgery for years to come.
To learn more about Central Florida Periodontics and if laser periodontal therapy is right for you, contact us today for more information and to schedule a consultation.