GUM DISEASE LASER THERAPY
Dr. Willis, Dr. Taylor, and Dr. Podbesek are proud to offer the latest technology available for periodontal therapy: laser treatment. There are numerous advantages to using laser therapys opposed to the traditional methods requiring a scalpel and sutures.
Benefits of Gum Disease Laser Therapy
- Comfort: With laser treatment, there is reduced or no bleeding, minimized swelling, no charring, and no drill noise or vibration. The stress and anxiety often associated with dental work is therefore eliminated when you experience quick, effective, and essentially pain-free laser procedures. Also, postoperative sensitivity is greatly limited by laser dentistry, and recovery time is much quicker than with traditional methods. In fact, due to the less-invasive nature of the laser technique, the mouth begins to heal immediately after work is completed!
- Reduced Risk of Infection: The laser’s high-energy light beam acts as a sterilizer on the area it is working, thereby reducing the risk of bacterial infections and relapses.
- Anesthesia Limited or Eliminated: Because laser dentistry is virtually painless, no longer will you suffer with fear of injections and numbness. Often, only a light anesthetic spray is required. Laser treatment eliminates the complications and cost associated with anesthesia.
- Healthier Gums: There is a much lower chance of gum disease returning when laser therapy is used as opposed to traditional surgery.
Other Uses of Laser Dentistry
Dr. Willis, Dr. Taylor, Dr. Podbesek or Dr. Levo can perform a variety of procedures using laser technology, such as a frenectomy, osseous surgery, and gum grafting. The doctors at Willis & Associates: Family Dentistry are also able to use laser technology as a way to regenerate healthy gums and remove diseases areas in a virtually painless way. This method also encourages healthy gum to regenerate and attach to the teeth.
Please call our office if you have any questions or wish to discuss if Laser Therapy for Gum Disease is right for you.