Minimally-Invasive Laser Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease affects nearly 75 percent of all U.S. adults over the age of 35 and is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. But many of these cases go untreated. Gum disease is a progressive infection that begins with gingivitis and, left untreated, progresses to periodontitis. This can create pockets between the teeth and gums, damaging the tissue and eventually bone. When left without intervention, like laser gum disease treatment, gum disease can lead to an array of complications for your oral health and overall health.
Common signs and symptoms of gum disease include
- Bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth
- Sore, red, tender, swollen or bleeding gums
- Sensitive or loose teeth
- Presence of pus or other signs of advanced infection
- Gum recession and tooth loss
To prevent permanent damage to your smile, we may recommend laser gum disease treatment.
Why Laser Gum Disease Treatment?
Laser gum disease treatment can save your smile from the unforgiving effects of this common oral condition, especially when treatment is given in the earliest stages of gum disease. While traditional treatment necessitated the use of scalpels, sutures and stitches, modern technology has paved the way to laser gum disease treatment, a minimally-invasive alternative. Drs. Givens and Britt use the Ivoclar Odyssey Navigator Diode Laser to offer our patients a gum disease solution with the following benefits:
- Virtually pain-free, so no dental sedation is needed
- No incisions or stitches
- Minimal to no bleeding
- Only diseased tissue is targeted; healthy tissue is left intact
- Quick recovery time with no contraindications
Solea Dental Laser
What Is Solea?
Solea is the first CO2 dental laser system cleared by the FDA for hard and soft tissue procedures. It was developed in Boston, Massachusetts by Convergent Dental, based on research conducted at the University of California School of Dentistry. Solea offers a unique wavelength guided by sophisticated computers to deliver virtually painless dental procedures for both teeth and gums from simple cavities to complex surgeries. The experience is so unique that you will find it hard to believe you were just at a dental appointment.
The majority of hard and soft tissue procedures in our office are done with virtually no anesthesia and soft tissue procedures are done with virtually no bleeding. Blood-free and anesthesia-free procedures represent a major leap forward in dentistry, as we are able to execute multi-quadrant dentistry, fillings on the fly and soft tissue procedures in a single appointment. What does that mean for you, our patients? You are now able to receive the care you need in a fraction of the time. When patients have anesthesia they typically leave the office with that numb feeling still prevalent. With Solea, you are able to go right out to lunch or back to work without that numb sensation following your appointment. Solea is truly changing what it means to go to the dentist.
Periodontal Health for Patients of All Ages
Because of its gentle nature, laser gum disease treatment can be appropriate for patients of all ages. Our doctors are uniquely qualified to offer this revolutionary laser treatment for enhanced dental experiences. If you or a loved one is suffering the symptoms of gum disease, schedule an appointment today to discuss your treatment options and learn more about laser dentistry.