Closeup of a woman pulling up her upper lip to reveal health gums after laser gum therapy

What Is Laser Gum Treatment?

January 31, 2023 5:30 pm

You have likely heard of laser hair removal and laser eye surgery, but did you know there’s also laser gum treatment? Lasers have revolutionized a variety of industries, including dentistry. We’re proud to offer laser gum therapy as part of the comprehensive service offerings at our office in Hot Springs Village.

How Laser Gum Treatment Works

Previously, when a patient developed severe gum disease, they would have to be treated with invasive periodontal surgery. This involved folding back the gum tissue, removing bacteria, possibly reshaping the bone, and then stitching the gums back together.

Now, patients can opt for laser gum treatment, which is a far less invasive alternative to traditional gum surgery. Laser gum therapy utilizes targeted light beams to remove bacteria as well as diseased and inflamed tissue.

The Benefits of Laser Gum Treatment

One of the biggest benefits of using lasers to treat gum disease is that it’s less invasive for the patient. This means that there’s less chance of an infection occurring and the patient can enjoy a faster, easier recovery process with less sensitivity, pain, inflammation, and bleeding. A smoother recovery with minimal discomfort allows patients to sleep better and get back to their normal routine faster. This is better for their mental health, financial situation, and overall quality of life.

Another benefit is that there’s no need for general anesthetic during the procedure like with traditional surgery. This reduces cost and eliminates the risks that accompany anesthesia.

Additionally, dentists can be more precise with the lasers, which means it is easier to target only the infected gum tissue and conserve the healthy tissue, bones, and teeth.

Reach Out to Our Team!

If you’re dealing with gum disease, please contact Lefler Dental in Hot Springs Village to learn more about how laser gum treatment could help restore your gum health. Our team would be happy to answer any remaining questions that you have about this modern procedure.

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