Lasers are becoming an increasingly popular method to treat many medical conditions and health concerns. From cosmetic procedures to the removal of overgrown gum tissue, the uses for laser treatments are endless.
The dental industry is beginning to use laser therapy treatments more and more often. While in the past many problems were treated with invasive therapies, lasers offer a non-invasive alternative. This method is safer for the patient, allows for quicker recovery time, and is less painful.
Most recently, laser therapy has been used to treat Periodontal or Gum Disease. Most often found in people in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, this condition is caused by poor dental hygiene, smoking, chronic diseases, genetics, and even certain medications.
Without treatment, gum disease can damage the bones, teeth, and even other internal organs. Prior non-surgical treatments cleaned the teeth by the disease.
Laser therapy treatments preserve tissue, encourage regeneration, and even help with bone-building. This procedure is painless and helps to both treat and restore affected areas.
Laser therapy treatment helps to encourage the body’s natural healing process. The laser can stimulate stem cell production that helps to form new connective tissue, collagen, and bones.
Top 5 Reasons to Consider Laser Therapy Treatment for Gum Disease
- Minimally Invasive
Perhaps the biggest perk of the procedure is that it’s very minimally invasive. With all procedures, there’s a risk of further infection and damage. Minimally invasive procedures remove some of that risk.
- Very Little Pain
This method is much more comfortable for the patient. Often, there is no need for anesthesia, because there are no drills or invasive tools used.
- Shorter Recovery Time
Laser therapy allows the dentist to target only the affected area. Therefore, there is very little trauma done to the teeth, bone, or surrounding gums during the procedure. This results in a faster and less painful recovery time than other surgical options.
- Reduced Risk of Infection
Without cutting or drilling into the teeth or gums, this procedure does not leave the patient at risk of infections. While other, more invasive procedures can result in infections, lasers use fewer tools and therefore have less risk of causing infections.
- Preserves Teeth
With laser treatment, the dentist can focus specifically on the area that needs to be treated with damaging the surrounding area.
It’s not surprising that laser therapy is becoming more and more popular amongst dental professionals. With shorter recovery time and less risk of infection, this is one of the best treatment options for gum disease.
If you have gum disease or other oral health concerns, it’s best to consult with a professional. When you choose your treatment plan, you should discuss all of your options with your dentist.
Laser therapy can help you get back to your life sooner. If you’re interested in learning more, schedule an appointment with our office. Implantation Dental Center located at 817 S. University Dr. Suite 107 in Plantation, Florida.