Laser Treatment for Gum Disease

Laser Treatment for Gum Disease

Posted by Dr. Alicia Abeyta DDS FAGD on Jun 15 2022, 06:12 AM

Laser treatment for gum disease can help you get your smile back on track. Gum tissue, when healthy, allows us to chew, talk and smile with comfort.  When gum tissue becomes infected with bacteria (periodontal disease) it causes gum recession, bone degeneration, and tooth loss. Eating, speaking, and grinning is no longer done with ease.  According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research 2 in 5 adults suffer from some form of gum disease.

The advanced technology of laser therapy is a proven technique for repairing gums and treating periodontal disease.  We use laser dentistry in her practice in Albuquerque, NM. Laser technology treats gum disease non-invasively, eliminating the need for surgery and a lengthy recovery.  

How Does Laser Therapy Repair the Gums?

The laser is used to remove the inflamed and infected gum tissue.  Once the infected gum tissue is removed the dentist will have better access to the root surfaces so that they may be thoroughly cleaned with Piezo ultrasonic scalers and hand scalers (Piezo scalers may adversely affect how a cardiac pacemaker functions). 

The laser will then be used again to remove any remaining infected gum tissue and to kill bacteria lingering in the gum pocket.

What are the Benefits of Laser Therapy on Gums?

  • Less discomfort during treatment
  • Reduced post treatment pain and swelling
  • Rapid healing time
  • Less bleeding
  • Fewer post-surgical complications
  • Less trauma to the surrounding dental tissue
  • Bacterial reduction

In addition to the above benefits, laser treatment is completely customizable so that it can personalized for the individual’s needs. 

What are the Signs of Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal Disease is associated with poor hygiene.  Hint – floss and brush your teeth at least two times a day!

If you are experiencing any of the below-listed symptoms, contact your dentist to find out if you have gum disease.

  • Chronic bad breath
  • Red, swollen, or puffy gums
  • Loose or sensitive teeth
  • Bleeding or tender gums
  • Discomfort when chewing
  • Receding gumline

If you need laser treatment for periodontal disease but are worried about the expense, we offer an in-house dental membership plan.

Why join a Dental Membership Plan?

  • You have no dental insurance currently
  • You are losing your dental insurance
  • You are paying too much for your current dental insurance
  • You have retired and need dental care
  • You would like to save money on your dental care

Memberships plans are available for both adults and children.

As with most dental issues, the earlier they are detected, the easier they are to treat. Schedule an appointment with us to learn more about treatment options for gum disease at (505) 293-7611.

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