Is there always an easier way? That depends on the task and whether ease is effective.
Gum treatment would be an area that ease might help. Laser dentistry makes that possible.
If you’ve delayed gum treatment…
Gum disease is a serious condition. Avoiding or delaying treatment can put your oral health at risk and result in tooth loss.
Surgery was once the primary option for severe cases of gum disease. Now, laser dentistry provides you a treatment solution without the pain associated with gum surgery.
Gingivitis and more advanced stages of gum disease can be treated with the use of laser technology. A laser procedure can be provided with less use of local anesthesia or sedation, a minimum amount of bleeding and swelling, and less discomfort with a quicker recovery afterwards.
Faster, easier, and more comfortable gum treatment
Laser technology is designed to treat and remove your gum tissue that’s diseased. It also removes the infection from the pockets between your teeth and gums.
The laser will focus a small beam of light on the infected area between your gum tissue and your tooth. The laser beam removes the diseased tissue within your gum pockets and helps eliminate any bacteria.
Tartar and plaque build-up are also eliminated with the laser. A follow-up procedure using an ultrasonic device might be necessary to thoroughly clean your teeth and gum tissue.
The laser will also provide a seal for your gum and tooth. This promotes healing and helps prevent further infection.
Contact your Knoxville dentist about your gum issues. Schedule a dental examination to discuss laser dentistry and laser gum treatment.