Invasive Surgery? Nope — Not with Orlando Laser Periodontal Therapy

Modern dentistry offers patients many options when it comes to taking care of their teeth, gums, and mouths. Gone are the days when people must suffer through painful procedures just to maintain their oral health. Today, advanced technology allows dentists to treat many of the problems associated with poor oral hygiene more effectively and painlessly than ever before — and no procedure demonstrates that better than Orlando laser periodontal therapy. Our offices are experts at this technique and can offer it as an alternative to more conventional treatments of gum disease. Let’s take a closer look at how it works and some of the benefits.

Let the Healing Begin

Gum disease is a serious risk to oral health because it can cause pockets to develop between the gums and teeth. These pockets weaken teeth and become receptacles for bacteria, so it’s important to heal them as quickly as possible. If you’re suffering from this condition and you’ve opted for Orlando laser periodontal therapy, we’ll first use a special probe to measure just how deep those pockets are. Then, we’ll use a special laser light to remove diseased gum and the bacteria that surround it. We’ll also use hand instruments and an ultrasonic scaler to remove tartar from the affected teeth. Once the area has been thoroughly treated and cleaned, the laser is used again to close off the pocket from further infection, allowing the gums to heal and reattach properly to the tooth. Because Orlando laser periodontal therapy does not involve cutting the gums, patients benefit from remarkably quick healing times, especially when compared with traditional cut-and-suture periodontal surgery.

The Benefits of Orlando Laser Periodontal Surgery

As we’ve noted, laser periodontal surgery does not involve cutting into the gums, which can mean faster healing times. But that’s not the only benefit. As you might guess, no cutting means much less bleeding, far less pain, and less swelling overall.  Orlando laser periodontal therapy lets the dentist be far more precise in the removal of diseased tissue, which means more healthy gum remains. Furthermore, because the procedure allows for less tissue to be removed, the periodontist can maintain the height of the gum line around the teeth, resulting in a healthier mouth and a prettier smile.

Perhaps the best benefit of this type of oral surgery is that it can be used to treat gum disease at just about any stage in its progression. In general, it means far more comfort for the patient, before, during, and after surgery — and that means more people might seek out treatment of a disease that, if left unchecked, can cause very serious problems down the road. We know the idea of mouth surgery can scare a lot of people, which is why laser periodontal surgery is such a wonderful alternative to a more conventional treatment approach.

If you’re suffering from gum disease and would like to find out more about treatment options, including Orlando laser periodontal therapy, get in touch with us today.