Novato Gum Disease Dentist Offers Painless Laser Gum Surgery

Written by Dr. McConnell on Mar 22, 2016

It’s understandable that may people who’ve been told they need gum surgery are often very hesitant to pursue treatment. For those who have had gum surgery in the past, this is reaction isn’t surprising, considering the complicated nature of the procedure in the past. But pain-free laser gum surgery offered at the Novato Gum Disease Dentist office now makes it easy for these patients to receive the important treatment they need.

Why is Laser Treatment Preferable?

Gum disease is a bacterial infection affecting the gums and bone surrounding the teeth. The Novato Gum Disease Dentist office is equipped with safe, comfortable laser technology, allowing the patient to easily obtain effective treatment for periodontal disease.

Soft tissue laser not only kills bacteria, but actually activates the re-growth of healthy gum tissue. For these reasons, your dentist may use lasers as a component of periodontal treatment to enhance healing potential.

Why is Prompt Treatment of Gum Disease Important?

Many patients with periodontal disease put off treatment because they don’t understand that postponing treatment can put their oral health and overall health in serious jeopardy. Periodontal disease – also referred to as gum disease – is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, a fact that makes it imperative for patients to be diagnosed and treated by the as soon as possible.

Additionally, studies have demonstrated that there is a strong link between chronic diseases of the mouth like gum disease with serious overall health problems. It appears that there is a correlation between periodontal disease and a wide variety of health problems like heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease and complications during pregnancy including pre-term and low birth-weight babies.
The easiest way to know for sure if you have gum disease is to schedule an appointment for a dental cleaning. Your hygienist will evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums and, depending on the results, will make recommendations for treatment.