Laser gum surgery is a minimally invasive treatment which removes the inflamed gum tissue that surrounds the roots of the teeth. This process is used to aid in the treatment of periodontitis, a serious gum disease which requires a more precise approach. Traditional scaling and root planing is not enough to combat periodontitis, which is why the professionals at Pearl Dentistry offer laser gum surgery as a treatment.
Laser Gum Surgery
A periodontal laser gum surgery is less invasive than a surgery which involves cutting the gums. These surgeries require a periodontal dentist to make incisions in the gums in order to reach the gum pockets where the infection lies. Laser gum surgery is used instead and has shown excellent results for patients who have gone through the procedure at the Pearl Dentistry offices.
Scaling & Root Planing
Root scaling and planing involves scraping the buildup of calculus and plague from below the gumline. It is much easier for bacteria to attach to rough edges around the root of a tooth. After your dentist uses laser gum surgery, the roots are also smoothed as part of the overall procedure to help prevent infection from reoccurring. It is important to receive this treatment if you have been diagnosed with Periodontitis as the condition can lead to the loss of teeth.
One of the benefits of laser gum surgery is that the area between the gum and the root regenerates as part of healing. The patient does not need to worry about any incisions healing as the laser gum surgery is only used to remove inflamed tissue and does not require the cutting of the gums.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of laser gum surgery, reach out to Pearl Dentistry today. We have the tools and expertise you need to make your gums and teeth healthy and strong.