Laser gum therapy is a specialist treatment for your gums. Marcus Dental Practice is proud to be able to offer laser gum therapy in the Chicago, Illinois, area. There are many advantages to using laser gum technology for treating periodontal diseases.
Lasers have been used in many medical practices, and this includes dentistry. The laser is a small and incredibly focused light beam that can alter and remove small amounts of tissue. Lasers can be used in several ways.
- Removal of overgrown tissues
- Teeth Whitening
- Reshaping gums
Laser Technology and Periodontal Disease
Gum disease is an infection that impacts the supporting tissues and bones that hold teeth in place. It often affects adults between 30 and 40. Poor oral health, genetic susceptibility, diabetes, smoking, and some medications can exacerbate the issues.
The usual treatment for periodontal disease is scaling and root planing. This method cleans the surfaces and roots of teeth (which are exposed when gums recede).
Lasers are able to make this process even more thorough. Laser treatment is a regenerative, tissue-preserving, and bone-building procedure. Using the laser to remove infected tissue from a pocket. Once that infected tissue is removed, the calculus can be removed. This will be done using an ultrasonic root cleaner. Finally, laser energy will be used to warm the surrounding tissue to encourage a seal for the tissue against the root of the tooth.
Benefits of Laser Gum Treatment with Marcus Dental Practice
There are several benefits to laser gum treatments that you can expect when you have laser gum therapy with Marcus Dental Practice, Chicago, Illinois.
Less bleeding: People who suffer from gum problems will suffer from gum bleeding and bone loss. It is essential to eradicate the bacteria. Once this is done, the patient will notice a reduction in gum bleeding and swelling.
Unique: the laser is adjustable and will provide personalized periodontal therapy. Giving the dentists complete control over the treatment that you receive.
Healing time: the laser causes minimal trauma to the gum, so the healing time is drastically reduced compared to other surgery methods. And a faster recovery time means less discomfort.
Preserves teeth: using a laser gives a degree of precision that is incredible. Lasers allow for the preservation of the healthy parts of teeth and remove only the necessary cavities and bacteria.
Minimized infection risk: traditional dentistry requires multiple tools. A laser can sterilize the area, remove bacteria, it requires fewer tools to use, and reduce the probability of further invasive therapies. The gum can be reshaped, cleaned, encouraged to heal, and sealed all with this precise laser treatment.
Marcus Dentistry Practice, Chicago, Illinois, uses the LANAP gum disease treatment option. It is groundbreaking, and the first FDA cleared laser-based treatment for gum disease.
Dr. Marcus can help you tackle gum disease, improve your gum health, and give you the most comfortable dental experience possible. If you are ready to talk about your gum health in the Chicago, Illinois area, then get in touch today.