Have you been putting off treating your gum disease out of fear? In the past, your only option for treating gum infection was invasive and uncomfortable osseous surgery. With today’s advancements in periodontal care, our dentist in San Antonio, TX can offer you a more comfortable and efficient alternative with laser gum therapy. We are trained in this type of gum disease treatment and are happy to offer this minimally invasive solution for patients! With this treatment option, you can say goodbye to scalpel-based procedures that require incisions and sutures!
What Is Laser Gum Therapy?
Laser gum disease treatment uses the gentle power of laser energy to vaporize bacteria and diseased tissues in your mouth. The targeted laser beam can also be used to cauterize the periodontal pockets to accelerate healthy tissue recovery. Depending on the type of laser, it can also assist in bone and tissue regeneration after surgery.
How Does it Compare to Conventional Treatment?
Compared to osseous surgery, laser gum therapy does not require scalpels, incisions, or sutures. This makes the procedure significantly more efficient and comfortable. It also means that more areas of your mouth can be treated during a single appointment. Once bacteria have been eliminated, the cauterization effect from the laser helps reduce the risk of infection as you heal. Healthier gums can reattach quickly to the teeth to reduce periodontal pocket depth. This makes it less likely for plaque and bacteria to accumulate around teeth and cause re-infection in the future.
What Are the Benefits?
- Gum infection treated in one visit
- Minimal bleeding and swelling
- Fast, comfortable recovery
- Reduced risk of infection
- Promote long-term oral health
Is Laser Gum Therapy Right for You?
If the thought of undergoing osseous surgery makes you nervous, then you’re most likely a great candidate for laser gum therapy! Our dentists, Dr. Andrew J. Weber, Dr. Kent Hamilton, and Dr. John Kum, encourages you to contact our office in San Antonio, TX to schedule your consultation today.