Laser treatments have popped up in countless medical fields over the last few decades. The precision that lasers provide can help doctors and dentists treat conditions with less pain, tissue damage, scarring, etc. One laser treatment gaining considerable notoriety in the dental field is Laser Gum Treatment.

Laser Gum Treatment

What is Laser Gum Treatment?

Laser gum treatment is used in cases of periodontal disease. Periodontal or gum disease can be caused by poor oral health, genetic susceptibility, smoking, certain medications, and certain chronic illnesses. It is traditionally treated with scaling and root planing. This is a non-surgical process of deep cleaning the tooth, below the gumline, and the tooth roots. In more serious cases, a surgical process is used to cut into the gums to allow deep cleaning around the roots. With laser gum treatment, dentists are able to more precisely and thoroughly clean the gums and roots without full dental surgery. Using a laser, your periodontist will be able to target inflamed and infected tissue, killing bacteria and removing damaged tissue. The laser also helps remove tartar and plaque buildup below and along the gumline.

What are the Benefits of Laser Gum Treatment?

Laser gum treatment technology offers many benefits over traditional treatments for periodontal disease. These include:

  • Quicker recovery and healing times
  • Less bleeding, pain, and swelling
  • More precision and accuracy targeting the infected gum tissue
  • No need for full dental surgery and general anesthetic

Beyond the above, one of the most important benefits of laser gum treatment is the ability to preserve as much healthy tissue as possible. With surgical treatment, gum tissue surrounding the affected area is often damaged or irritated much more. Laser gum treatment can even help regenerate connective tissues, bone, and collagen by stimulating cell growth.

Laser Gum Treatment With Dr. Alex Onatsky

If you are facing a severe case of periodontal disease, laser gum treatment may be a great option. Dr. Alex Onatsky has over 20 years of experience in the dental field and has been trained in the newest dental technologies including laser gum treatment. For a consultation or to learn more about the laser treatment, book your appointment at our New York based office today.

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