If you have gum disease, laser gum therapy may be an option to stop the infection and prevent it from worsening. Exceptional Dentistry offers periodontal laser treatment to help give patients in Louisville, KY, and Jeffersonville, IN, a chance to regain their confidence and improve their oral health without suffering the devastating consequences of tooth loss.
When gum disease worsens, it pulls the gums away from the base of the teeth, creating periodontal pockets that trap bacteria. Unfortunately, unless you keep these perio pockets clean, they deepen, causing even more damage to your teeth and gums. However, laser gum therapy could be the answer for you.
The dentist can use a precise dental laser to treat your gum disease by zapping away harmful bacteria responsible for the infection and vaporizing diseased gum tissue. Once the bacteria and tartar are removed from your tooth roots and gum pockets, the gums begin to heal.
The periodontal laser treatment stimulates the body’s natural immune response to speed recovery and healing. Because there are no sutures needed and the tissue cauterizes naturally, meaning it seals itself, there is little risk of infection. Therefore, recovery is minimal.
Yes! Laser gum therapy is safe for most individuals. You should share with the dentist your complete health history and a list of medications that you take to ensure necessary precautions are taken before your procedure. But in most cases, laser gum therapy is safe and effective for adults.
However, you still should follow an at-home oral hygiene routine by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily. The dentist may have some other helpful advice to help you maintain your oral health.