The advantages of undergoing laser gum surgery when compared to traditional surgical gum disease treatment are many. Laser gum surgery provides our patients with a safe and effective alternative to the traditional surgical gum disease treatment.
Advantages of Laser Gum Surgery
When having traditional gum disease treatment, your healthy gum tissue is cut to allow access to the treatment site and then sutured upon completion. This can result in gum recession, an unfortunate contributor to periodontal disease. In laser gum surgery, no healthy tissue is cut, leaving your gums intact.
For patients who undergo laser gum surgery, this gum disease treatment may actually reverse the negative impact of gum disease, regenerating bone and helping you to save teeth from extraction. Traditional gum disease treatment does not provide this benefit.
Patients report less pain and bleeding with laser gum surgery and are able to manage the discomfort with over-the-counter pain relievers.
The laser and protocol used in laser gum surgery encourage a healthy healing environment in the mouth, from stimulating the blood to seal off the tooth to the fact that the bacteria and inflammation are reduced immediately.
Laser gum surgery allows patients with serious medical issues like hemophilia or diabetes, who otherwise might not be good candidates for surgery, a safe option for gum disease treatment.
Patient-Friendly Laser Gum Surgery
Another, more subtle advantage of laser gum surgery is that patients who would not seek gum disease treatment because they have a fear of dental surgery are more apt to undergo this gum disease treatment due to the fact that there are no scalpels or sutures used.
Almost everyone is a good candidate for laser gum surgery. If you are considering whether to have laser gum surgery in our San Rafael, CA office, call us today.
Dr. Seda, a periodontist located in Marin County, CA, services patients from San Rafael, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Tiburon, Mill Valley, Larkspur, Ross and San Anselmo. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!