What Are Some of the Benefits of Laser Periodontal Surgery?
Modern dentistry has come a very long way. It used to be people had to endure long and painful procedures to correct many issues that has to do with their teeth and mouths. Today, so much of periodontal treatment in Orlando is quick and comfortable. And perhaps no procedure demonstrates that more than laser periodontal surgery, especially in the hands of our skilled staff. Laser surgery uses state-of-the-art technology to treat gum disease at virtually any stage, and there are some important benefits to choosing this form of treatment over a more conventional approach. Let’s look at some of those benefits, here.
Faster Healing Time
If you’re suffering from gum disease, you probably already know it’s a condition that should not be overlooked. Gum disease is a serious risk to oral health because it can cause pockets to develop between the gums and teeth, and over time, these pockets weaken teeth. They also become receptacles for bacteria, so it’s important to heal them as quickly as possible. One of the best ways to do that is by opting for laser periodontal surgery. When you visit our offices for this procedure, we’ll use a special probe to measure how deep the pockets are around your teeth. 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 laser surgery doesn’t involve cutting the gums, you’ll enjoy quicker healing times, as compared to traditional cut-and-suture periodontal surgery.
Laser Periodontal Surgery Means Less Bleeding
Aside from quicker healing, there are a number of other benefits to laser periodontal surgery. As you’ve probably already guessed, since laser surgery doesn’t involve cutting the gums with traditional instruments, it also results in far less bleeding during and after the surgery. This can be a real relief to patients. And because laser surgery is a very precise way of removing diseased tissue, it also means far less discomfort and less overall swelling.
Less Total Tissue Removal
Leaving more of a patient’s healthy gum is obviously important, especially because it means the height of the gum line around the teeth can be maintained, resulting in a prettier and more natural-looking smile. And because laser periodontal surgery can be used to treat gum disease at just about any stage, it’s an option for most patients. In general, laser surgery means more comfort for the patient, and that means more people might seek out treatment for a condition that, if left unchecked, can cause very serious problems in the future.
Our staff members are experts at all kinds of modern and effective procedures that treat a number of issues and conditions of the mouth and teeth. Why not let our gentle expertise help you smile confidently and beautifully again!
If you’d like to find out more about periodontal treatment in Orlando, and laser surgery in particular, get in touch today!