When Should You Seek Laser Gum Treatment?

Laser Gum Surgery: Cost, Procedure, and Aftercare

If your gums are red and swollen and bleed easily, you might have a gum problem. You should visit your dentist for an examination and a treatment plan. Pasadena laser gum treatment should be among your priority if your gums are painful and inflamed. Common symptoms to watch out for include toothache, loose teeth, receding gums, and bad breath.

Laser gum treatment provides an opportunity to treat gum disease without surgery. While many people fear dental appointments that involve surgery, laser gum treatment makes the approach easier and less painful.

What does the procedure involve?

During the treatment, your specialist will focus on your gums and jawbone. They will use special laser energy like the LANAP (laser-assisted new attachment protocol) system to treat damaged gum and bone tissues. If you have implants, your specialist will use LAPIP (laser-assisted peri-implantitis protocol) system to treat damaged gum tissues around your implants.

The treatment involves laser energy that removes damaged tissues and remodels the remaining healthy tissues to support gum tissue regrowth. The procedure is not painful because your specialist will administer a local numbing agent to reduce discomfort.

Benefits of laser gum treatment

Laser gum treatment can give you the following benefits.

Minimal downtime

Your recovery will be quicker with laser gum treatment than with traditional gum surgery. While surgery involves cuts and stitches, laser gum treatment recovery will be less painful because your specialist removes less tissue.

Less invasive

Laser gum treatment is less invasive than traditional gum surgery, which involves incisions and an increased risk of infection. You will experience less bleeding and swelling if you undergo laser gum treatment.

Retention of more healthy gum tissue

Traditional gum surgery removes all the damaged gum tissues before stitching you up. Laser gum treatment will destroy all the damaged tissues while remodeling the remaining tissue. Since there is no surgical removal of gum tissues, you will lose a small amount of tissues, leaving a large part of your gums intact.

The procedure is precise

While surgical tools can slip and cause pain in other parts of your mouth, laser energy is highly focused and precise. Your doctor will direct the intense light to the affected parts of your gums, leaving healthy tissues intact.

When to see a dentist

Although you should schedule regular visits to your dentist’s office, you should seek immediate dental care if you notice receding gums and loose teeth. If you bleed immediately after brushing your teeth, that is an indication that you have a gum problem. Other indications include bright red gums and persistent bad breath despite thoroughly brushing your teeth and cleaning your tongue.

If you leave gum disease untreated, it might lead to tooth loss and bone loss. In severe cases, the bacteria might enter your bloodstream, causing conditions like heart disease.  

If you have gum disease, visit the Dental Studio of Pasadena for laser gum treatment. The available dentists and prosthodontists will examine your gums before administering the treatment. Call or schedule your appointment online and maintain healthy gums.

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