How Effective Is Laser Dentistry to Treat Gum Disease?
Gum disease is an infection of the tissue that holds your teeth in place. It is caused by poor oral hygiene, which allows plaque to build up and harden, leading to early-stage gum disease, gingivitis. When gum disease is left untreated, it can result in severe damage to your jawbone and may result in tooth loss. At Trusted Dental Care, Dr. Fesaha Gebrehiwot treats various stages of gum disease with advanced BIOLASE® laser dentistry. This allows patients who are nervous about dental work to get the gum disease treatment they need to improve their oral health. Dr. G.can perform laser gum disease treatment for his patients of all ages in Wylie, TX.
Gum disease symptoms
Gum disease is considered silent, meaning that symptoms don’t always appear until it is more advanced. Some common symptoms of gum disease include:
Red, tender, or swollen gums
Bleeding gums, especially while brushing or flossing
Loose, separating, or gapped teeth
Pus between the gums and teeth
If you suspect you have gum disease, Dr. G. at Trusted Dental Care offers laser dentistry treatment options.
Who is a good candidate for laser dentistry?
There are many instances that are ideal for laser gum treatment in Wylie, TX. If you have gum disease, this laser is used to eliminate bacteria and infected tissue that are deep inside gum pockets. During a biopsy, Dr. G. uses this laser to take a tissue sample for further evaluation. Laser gum treatment can be a great choice for those who want to eliminate overgrown gum tissue. Compared to traditional gum surgery, laser gum treatment is less invasive and doesn’t require incisions. It also has a shorter recovery time.
What to expect during laser treatment for gums
Laser gum treatment is performed at our Wylie, TX office. Our dental team at Trusted Dental Care is committed to keeping our patients comfortable throughout the process. Before your procedure, Dr. G. will explain what to expect during treatment, whether or not you’re being treated for gum disease, and if you need an oral biopsy. Our high-powered soft tissue laser results in minimal bleeding, does not use needles, and does not require sutures. Patients also experience little to no post-op discomfort, which is often experienced with traditional gum surgery. Gum sculpting can also be performed on patients who have a gummy smile.
Recovery from laser gum treatment
Recovery instructions are provided to all of Dr. G.’s patients once laser dentistry is done. With laser gum treatment, you can expect to feel your best much faster than with traditional gum surgery. This is especially great for younger patients who may not tolerate dental work well.
Since the mouth will be tender and inflamed, a soft food diet is advised for the first few days after treatment. A follow-up appointment may be needed to monitor your gum health. If a biopsy was done, you may also need to return for your results and to plan further treatments.
Will my insurance cover laser gum treatment?
Our team can determine if your insurance company will cover your laser gum treatment before you commit to any procedure. We also offer low-interested medical financing and other affordable payment options to those with little to no insurance coverage.
Learn if laser dentistry can help resolve your gum disease
Gum disease will worsen when it’s left untreated, which can lead to gum recession and tooth loss. At Trusted Dental Care, we work with our patients to help them improve their gum health and to avoid any re-infection. Laser dentistry and the BIOLASE soft tissue laser allows our dental team to minimize our patients’ treatment times while maximizing the results in Wylie, TX. To learn if you’re a candidate for laser gum treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Fesaha Gebrehiwot at our Wylie, TX office.