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
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.