Laser Gum Treatment: Your Questions Answered

Some people don’t realize it, but the health of your gums is just as important as that of your teeth. The biggest threat to them is gum disease, which affects about half of all adults. Laser gum treatment can help to prevent irreparable damage.

Restore Your Gum Health with Laser Gum Treatment

It is estimated that 3% of adults do not seek treatment for gum disease out of fear. In the past, a painful surgery was needed that would involve scalpels and sutures. These two alone are enough to make anyone want to avoid getting the care they need. Now, you have nothing to fear. You can choose an alternative to painful surgery with the use of Laser-Assisted Periodontal Therapy.

What is Laser Gum Treatment?

Periodontal Laser Therapy offers a safe and effective alternative to traditional gum surgery. It uses a special dental laser to target diseased tissue to encourage new growth of the cementum, periodontal ligaments, and the alveolar bone without scalpels and sutures.

Who is a Candidate for Laser Gum Surgery?

Laser gum surgery is often recommended for those of have moderate to severe gum disease. It is also the perfect alternative to traditional surgery for those who have diabetes, HIV, or other medical conditions.

What Can I Expect During the Procedure?

After an initial consultation, you will be scheduled for your appointment. To ensure your comfort, a local anesthesia is used. A tiny laser will be inserted between your gum tissue and your tooth to remove the infection and disease while clearing tartar and plaque from the roots. The laser will then be adjusted to a new setting to seal the pockets in the gum tissue to encourage reattachment.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Laser Therapy?

Most insurances offer coverage for periodontal therapy; however, the amount they will pay varies depending on your specific policy.

How Can I Get Started?

To benefit from laser gum therapy, choose a trusted dentist in the area who has undergone additional training to offer the treatment.

Improve Your Gum Health Today

Stop the complications of gum disease using one of the latest advancements in periodontal therapy for a healthy smile! If you’re interested in learning more about laser gum therapy or want to know if you’re a candidate for the procedure, contact our office today to schedule an appointment.

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