What is Laser Periodontal Treatment?
Laser periodontal treatment may be needed when a patient has pain or inflammation in the mouth or gums. This treatment is an effective way to battle gum disease. Gum disease is one of the most common diseases patients have, and if left untreated it can lead to receding gums or even tooth loss.
Laser periodontal treatment helps to remove bacteria and tissue that is inflamed or infected while leaving the gums intact. This treatment is minimally invasive and has a high success rate compared to other options. Laser periodontal treatment helps to promote gum reattachment and regenerate bone growth. In many cases, laser therapy can help to reverse gum disease in some patients.
The treatment is quick and the recovery is minimal. Laser periodontal treatment minimizes bleeding because the laser helps to clot any exposed blood vessels. The area becomes stronger after treatment and healing time is faster.
During the treatment our Houston dental office will use a laser is to access the infected areas and remove the infected tissue and bacteria. The treatment ensures the gum tissue is not reduced or compromised. Once the infected tissue is removed, root scaling is done to scrape off the calculus and plaque that as built up around the gum line and root of the teeth. The rough area that tends to catch bacteria can be smoothed to help prevent future infections.
Signs may need Periodontal Laser Treatment:
- Swollen, tender or bleeding gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Pus surrounding the teeth and gums
- Gums that move away or are receding from the tooth
If you are interested in finding out more about the benefits of laser periodontal therapy, contact Generations Family Dentistry in Houston TX to schedule your appointment.