If gum disease has wreaked havoc on your oral health and are in need of immediate treatment, talk to Dr. J. Steven Smith or Dr. Jennifer Smith Ellis about the benefits of laser gum surgery. Dr. Smith and Dr. Ellis use the DenMat SL3 diode laser to perform a minimally-invasive alternative to traditional gum surgery. Laser surgery can eradicate the infection in the gums and restore gum health rapidly.
Gum disease is a progressive condition which means it will not get better without treatment. If you have any signs of gum disease, you should come in for an oral evaluation immediately. Bleeding gums, gum recession, and chronic bad breath are all red flags of an infection in the mouth.
Laser gum surgery is one of the latest advances in dentistry and a valuable tool for us to eradicate bacteria and treat infected tissue. The laser device emits a targeted laser beam to the treatment area leaving healthy gum tissue untouched. This means there is less trauma to surrounding tissues. Other benefits of laser gum surgery include:
Our doctors have extensive experience performing laser gum surgery. We will make sure you are completely comfortable and confident about the procedure before we begin. We understand that many patients are worried about the idea of undergoing ‘surgery’ but you can rest assured that laser treatment is not like traditional surgery. We use a diode laser to treat the tissue without having to perform any incisions or cut away gum tissue. The results are predictable and healing time is minimal.
If you are concerned about gum disease, talk to us about treatment options.