Marin County Dentist Explains Benefits of Laser Gum Disease Treatment

Written by Dr. McConnell on Jan 22, 2013

The treatment of periodontal disease has recently undergone an exciting change. Most patients who visit our Marin County Dentist office who have had treatment in the past remember the discomfort of deep cleaning  or gum surgery in more advanced cases of periodontal disease. Thanks to the addition of laser dentistry, these invasive and often painful experiences are a thing of the past. Laser periodontal treatment has revolutionized the way in which we combat gum disease while as it painlessly destroys harmful oral bacteria.

If your dental professional has advised gum surgery for treatment of periodontal disease, you should be aware of this exciting new treatment option. Laser periodontal treatment is the new standard in combating gum disease, replacing traditional treatments that include painful cutting of the gums. Laser treatment for periodontal disease results in minimal bleeding, preservation of gum tissue, reduced root exposure and tooth sensitivity. Often, the use of laser periodontal treatment allows us to preserve teeth that would have been lost using traditional methods.

The treatment of gum disease is vital to you dental and overall health. Advanced periodontal disease can result not only in tooth and bone loss, painful abscesses, but it has been linked to other serious health issues such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic inflammation

The use of laser periodontal treatment can reduce the severity of these chronic disorders. Laser therapy eliminates harmful bacteria and dental decay through the use of a comfortable, quiet laser. Advantages of laser treatment over traditional gum disease treatment methods include:

  • Virtually pain-free treatment
  • No invasive surgery or cutting of gum tissue
  • Reduced recovery time
  • Fewer follow-up appointments
  • Preservation of natural gum tissue

If you’re looking for a laser gum disease treatment professional, contact our Novato Dentist office for a free consultation. There’s no longer a need to put off treatment because of a painful experience in the past. Together we can determine the right course of treatment for your specific case.