It takes a bit more effort to fight advanced gum disease, known as periodontitis, with just brushing and flossing alone. You’ll need the special tools and specialist experience offered only at a dentist’s office in order to stop periodontitis from wreaking havoc on the structural integrity of your teeth and gums.
Traditionally, your dentist will leverage a scalpel and stitches to perform gum surgery to stop the damage caused by advanced gum disease. These days, you have another, much less painful option for fighting advanced gum disease: dental lasers. Find out how dental lasers can help you fight gum disease, without it feeling like your mouth is a warzone.
The Benefits of Laser Dentistry
One of the biggest benefits of going with laser gum surgery, instead of the conventional route, is the lack of pain and general discomfort. Because of the precision and efficiency of dental lasers, especially the LANAP® system, there’s much less blood involved in removing decayed gum tissue with laser light instead of a scalpel.
Because there’s much less bleeding and much less healthy tissue removed with the bad, you won’t need strictures after the procedure. And because you won’t need stitches, having laser gum surgery is also a notably shorter procedure.
Another huge perk of going with laser gum therapy is that you’ll experience a much shorter healing time. Typically, it takes about 24 hours to heal after laser gum surgery. It often takes about two weeks to heal after conventional gum surgery, those that timeframe could widen significantly if you run into issues with bacterial infections inside your mouth. After having your gums cut open with a scalpel, you’d be at an elevated risk of infection.
The sooner you act on your gum disease issues, the more choice you’ll have in terms of what treatment options you pursue. If your gum disease becomes too severe, laser gum therapy may no longer be an option for you – as there’s isn’t a more effective approach at beating advanced gum disease than going the traditional route.
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