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What Are the Benefits of Laser Gum Therapy?

February 17, 2023 7:59 pm

Gum disease is all-too common, but while that’s not the best of news, there is a bright side: There are many types of gum disease treatment out there. If the gum disease is still in its beginning stages, then a deep cleaning, or scaling and root planing, may do the trick. If the gum disease is more severe, then antibiotics or periodontal surgery might be the answer. One of the newest treatments is laser gum therapy.

We know, mention lasers and it all sounds very high-tech, right? Laser gum therapy is when we use a concentrated light beam to remove infected gum tissue. This state-of-the-art treatment comes with many advantages.

Not As Invasive

Using a laser to work with infected gum tissue is far less invasive than using surgical instruments to cut into the gum tissue. For many people who are afraid of traditional surgery to the point that it stops them from taking care of their health, laser gum therapy is a great alternative.

Faster Recovery

With laser gum therapy, there’s less chance of sensitivity, bleeding, and infection post-procedure. Not only that, but recovery occurs faster as well since there was no cutting or stitching involved, so you’re back to enjoying your new and improved smile more quickly. Compared to traditional gum surgery, recovery can go from two to four weeks to one to two days.

More Precision

The lasers used in laser gum therapy are extremely precise. They’re designed to target damaged and diseased tissue and to leave the healthy tissue alone. That means that you won’t have to worry about the “good parts” of your gums being hurt in the process.

Laser Gum Therapy at Caring Smiles Dental

At Caring Smiles Dental in Hoffman Estates, we provide laser gum therapy as part of our periodontal services. If you have any more questions about this type of treatment or any of our other dental treatments, please don’t hesitate to ask. Our team is there for you!

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