Laser Gum Therapy
Bleeding gums, sore teeth and the inability to chew food are all warning systems that a dental professional should take a look at your teeth. When undergoing an examination, you may receive news that you have contracted a form of periodontal disease, often called gum disease. This occurs for any number of reasons, but ultimately, your gums are infected and treatment must be prescribed in order to relieve it and stop it in its tracks before it gets much worse.
The professional dental care team at Restore Dental of Houston, TX is proud to provide Laser gum therapy to its patients, one of the best state-of-the-art technologies available for the treatment of gum disease.
What is Laser Gum Therapy?
To understand laser gum therapy, patients must first understand the periodontal disease. Gum disease occurs as a result of the infection of your supporting tissues around the gums that hold your teeth in place. In certain circumstances, the infection can penetrate to the bone level if left unchecked, which becomes a much more problematic and painful issue. Depending on the stage of your gum disease, there may be more natural ways to reduce the infection through oral care hygiene. Regardless of the level of infection, it requires professional intervention.
Some of the leading causes of periodontal disease include:
- Being too relaxed in your hygiene efforts
- Certain chronic illnesses
- Genetic predisposition
- Side effects of strong medication
Laser gum therapy is not used as a standalone procedure, but the expert dental team at Restore Dental of Houston, TX uses it in conjunction with other therapies to remove the inflamed tissues around your gum or to completely remove the infection around the root of your tooth.
What are the Benefits of Laser Gum Therapy?
The primary reason laser therapy is used is the effectiveness of the procedure. Lasers have been a recent development in the field of oral and dental care for their precision and ability to reduce treatment times and increase their accuracy.
In addition to this wonderful advancement, there are three other main benefits:
Faster Rate of Recovery
Using laser therapy in tandem with other more traditional methods reduces the rate of recovery from the procedure. It is best to speak with the team about leaving the office afterward, but it may generally be a much shorter wait. In addition to recovery, the healing of your gums and teeth will also be more powerful, so that you can return more swiftly to your usual quality of life.
May not Require Strong Sedation
Depending on the severity of the infection, sedation may not be required. Overall, sedation will be used much less than necessary if the procedure was done manually, due to the efficacy of the treatment. Because the laser can pinpoint the infection, general anesthetic may not be used at all.
Much Less Invasive
There is overall less swelling and bleeding as a result of an operation as the periodontal laser is considered much less invasive than manual or traditional therapies.
Your Local Quality Dental Care Team
Gum infection is one of the most dangerous and common periodontal diseases if it is left to progress and fester. During your appointment with the experienced dental team at Restore Dental of Houston, TX you can be sure you are receiving the proper guidance and recommendations which will improve or restore your quality of life to make you happy and healthy once more.