If you consider that nearly half of adults aged 30 and over have some degree of gum disease, you realize just how widespread this dental problem is. While there are several ways we can tackle the problem to preserve your teeth and gums, laser gum therapy is our preferred technique for a number of reasons.
At Hillsdale Dental Care, our experienced dental team, led by Drs. Magdalena Azzarelli and Roge Jacob, pride ourselves on offering the most advanced technology available, which includes our laser gum therapy services.
Here’s a look at how the laser therapy approach to treating periodontitis (the medical term for gum disease) rises above the rest.
1. Less pain and swelling
Let’s start with a benefit we’re sure you’ll appreciate — less pain. Laser gum therapy is minimally invasive, and we remove only the tissues we need to improve the health of your gums. With traditional cutting away, the approach is more invasive and can lead to some collateral tissue damage.
This damage can lead to more post-procedure pain in your mouth, which is minimized with our laser gum therapy.
2. Less bleeding
Another advantage of gum laser therapy is reduced bleeding in your gums. Gum tissues contain ample blood vessels and can bleed quite easily. Not only are our laser treatments minimally invasive, the laser energy coagulates your blood vessels on contact, forming solid clots that stem bleeding.
3. Less risk of infection
As we’ve discussed, laser gum therapy is less invasive, which can greatly reduce your risks for infection. Going beyond that, however, the laser energy kills germs and bacteria on contact, essentially sterilizing the treatment area.
4. Faster recovery
Since laser gum therapy leads to less pain, swelling, and bleeding, your recovery time is reduced considerably.
5. No need for general anesthesia
With laser gum therapy, we only use a local anesthetic for your comfort, eliminating the need for general anesthesia.
6. Better precision and accuracy
With our laser technology, we can clear away diseased gum tissue with a higher level of precision and accuracy than with traditional tools. We can guide the pinpoint laser to remove only the affected tissue, leaving healthier tissue intact.
This level of accuracy allows us to completely clear your gums of disease to halt periodontitis in its tracks and eliminate the need for further treatments.
If you want to explore for yourself why laser gum therapy is so effective and beneficial, contact our office in San Jose, California, to find out whether you might be a candidate for this cutting-edge treatment.