Laser Gum Therapy in Delray Beach, FL
Periodontal (or gum) disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. For some mild cases of gum disease, Advanced Dentistry South Florida offers gentle cleaning and scaling to remove bacteria. For more severe cases, Laser Gum Therapy involves the use of lasers specifically designed for Periodontal therapy. Although typical procedures for the treatment of periodontal disease is scaling and root planing, gum flap surgery is also an alternative which allows for deep cleaning of the roots.
What is Laser Gum Therapy?
Laser gum therapy is an advanced, state-of-the-art technique used by Advanced Dentistry South Florida to help gently remove bacteria and diseased tissue from the pockets of the gum. This allows the gum to heal properly so the teeth are able to become more stable.
What are the benefits of laser gum therapy?
Most people can honestly say they don’t enjoy going to the dentist’s office (until they visit Advanced Dentistry South Florida, that is), so we do everything we can to minimize pain and discomfort associated with some dental procedures. This particular therapy is no different. Some of the benefits include:
- No cutting of the gums, which means no stitches
- Easy recovery with minimal bleeding
- Minimal pain
- Preservation of gum tissue
- Reduces probability of infection
- Reduces root exposure and root sensitivity
Am I a candidate for Laser Gum Therapy?
When you visit Advanced Dentistry South Florida and speak with your dentist, it may be determined that you need laser gum therapy. A few of the indications that you may need it are:
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Lesions on the tissue
It is important to discuss any concerns that you may have with your dentist so that he or she may determine whether or not you are a candidate for laser gum therapy.
If you have any concerns regarding laser gum therapy or any other dental treatment offered by Advanced Dentistry South Florida in Delray Beach, please do not hesitate to call us at 561-404-4078 or visit our contact page for more information. We look forward to helping you achieve your most beautiful, healthy smile to fit your lifestyle!