Severe gum disease, known as periodontitis, occurs when gum health has been neglected for so long that the gums develop deep pockets between the tissue and the bone, which may eventually lead to tooth loss.
In fact, these pockets quickly get contaminated. It can actually spread across your jaw without actively extracting the virus, and ultimately make its way to your eyes and brain. That can lead to blindness and even death in the most severe cases.
Dentists normally recommend surgery with the gum to remove the infection and treat periodontitis. Sadly, this usually involves a relatively invasive procedure, involving slicing, sutures, and a long / painful recovery period.
On the other side, a laser treatment provides the same – or better – outcomes, without the invasiveness of surgery. Instead, it places a tiny laser fiber – roughly three-hair thickness – between the tooth and the gums to flush the infection away.
If you have serious gum disease and are looking for the best treatment option, here are 6 benefits of using laser dentistry for gum disease treatment over surgery.
6 Reasons for treating the gum disease with laser dentistry
#1 No cutting– Laser dentistry does not cut like surgery into your gums which also eliminates the need for sutures.
#2 Less discomfort – Laser treatment is seen by most patients as far less painful – during and after the procedure – than surgery. The procedure is so non-invasive that it requires only local anesthetics (numbing), as opposed to the general surgical anesthetics (sleeping).
#3 Shorter procedure –Laser treatment only takes two, two-hour visits and two follow-up appointments to complete. Conversely, surgery typically requires four, 1-hour sessions along with repeated visits for tissue removal and extra check-ins.
#4 Better results – It has been found that laser therapy produces longer-lasting outcomes. In fact, 98 percent of people stay stable at least five years after the surgery.
#5 Few diet restrictions –For a couple of days, a dentist may recommend a soft diet, but in most cases patients feel healthy enough to eat anything immediately after the procedure.
#6 Short recovery time– It can take 2-4 weeks to recover from gum surgery, and often involves considerable swelling and pain. The recuperation time in the case of laser dentistry, however, is less than 24 hours. Many patients even find they can get back to work immediately after the procedure.
Here’s a bonus fact: laser dentistry for gum disease treatment is completely safe as well. It is a clinically tested and approved procedure. Want a pain free gum disease treatment? Get in touch with us to get the best laser therapy for gum disease treatment in Dallas TX.