With about 50 percent of the adult population having gum disease, laser treatment is quickly becoming popular. Rather than relying on scalpels and sutures, which can lead to longer recovery, soft tissue lasers make these procedures faster, safer, and more effective. At Grand Dental – Channahon, our on-site periodontist is uniquely qualified to use this advanced device to get oral bacteria under control and helping patients work toward a healthier smile. Do you have gum disease in Channahon? Contact us and schedule a visit to find out if laser gum treatment is right for you.
When a patient has gum disease, soft tissue laser gum therapy is one of the main treatment options, especially if we need to remove a large amount of infected tissue and plaque buildup from the patient’s mouth.
With the concentrated beam of light, our periodontist in Channahon will target infected oral tissues carefully and accurately. As a result, we can easily remove these problem areas without harming healthy tissues nearby.
As we move the beam of light, it cauterizes the gum tissue on contact, minimizing discomfort and bleeding while also lowering the amount of time needed for recovery. In addition, the laser reduces the chances of infection following the procedure.
Most patients who have mild to moderate gum disease qualify for soft tissue laser dentistry. However, the only certain way to know is to meet with our board-certified periodontist. His years of expertise and knowledge enable him to recognize the severity of the problem and properly treat the issue.
If the patient’s gum pockets are deeper than four millimeters or continually break down, they will most likely be cleared for laser therapy.
While many dentists still utilize traditional methods to treat gum disease, we offer soft tissue laser treatment because of its many great benefits, including: