Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an infection in the supporting tissues and bones that keep your teeth in place. It mostly affects people in their 30s and 40s, and can be caused by bad oral hygiene, chronic illnesses like diabetes, medications, general susceptibility, and smoking.
Laser therapy involves using dental laser to get rid of the inflamed gum tissue near the root of the tooth. Here are the four main benefits of laser technology for treating periodontal disease:
People with gum disease often suffer from bone loss and gum bleeding, making it vital to eradicate bacteria from the teeth and gingival pockets. Laser therapy effectively kills bacteria and reduces bleeding and swelling inside the mouth. It is able to target the affected areas accurately.
Laser technology is a non-invasive method that eliminates the involvement of drills. It also decreases the pressure faced by patients, which implies that there is no need to administer anesthesia. Laser also minimizes pain and discomfort, resulting in less anxiety for patients during treatment.
Shorter Healing Time
The gum and teeth go through minimum trauma when laser is used. This makes the healing time considerably lesser as compared to conventional surgery. The recovery time after laser surgery is typically only 24 hours.
Preserves Soft Tissue and Bone
Laser technology uses light energy to gently vaporize the infected tissue and bacteria in the periodontal pockets near the teeth. This helps keep the bone and gum tissue in place. Healing is also quicker when the soft and hard tissues are preserved.
Laser technology is a safe, non-invasive and quick technique for treating periodontal disease. If you are suffering from an infection in your gums, schedule an appointment with us at Revive Dental and Implant Center by calling us at (304) 467-4265 today.