Laser Gum Disease Treatment Sugar Land, TX
Laser Gum Disease Treatment
Advanced Laser Care From a Board Certified Periodontist
Gum Disease Threatens More Than Your Smile. Gum disease is a serious oral condition affecting nearly half of all U.S. adults age 30 and over. Caused by hundreds of types of harmful oral bacteria, its effects extend well beyond the smile. Gum disease not only leads to loss of bone that supports the teeth – the progressive infection is the number one cause of adult tooth loss today. It is also linked to several systemic health conditions, including heart disease, stroke and diabetes, among others. Given its concerning effects, treating gum disease in a timely manner is extremely important. Our board-certified periodontist has extensive experience in restoring gum health with advanced techniques, including laser gum disease treatment.
Minimally Invasive Laser Therapy
Laser gum disease treatment offers a more comfortable, minimally invasive approach to arresting the disease process and treating its symptoms. A member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, our periodontist has advanced training and refined expertise in the use of the BIOLASE® and Sirona diode lasers. With this cutting-edge technology, we can treat cases of gum disease without the use of incisions or sutures. Our highly specific lasers target areas of diseased tissue deep beneath the gum line, leaving healthy areas intact. Laser gum disease treatment enables us to address a greater number of infected areas in a shorter period of time, and gets you back to enjoying your smile without a lengthy recovery period.
Laser vs. Traditional Gum Disease Treatment
We choose to offer laser gum disease treatment for the overwhelming convenience and benefits it offers our patients. Laser therapy can be used to treat anywhere from a single tooth to the entire mouth. Traditional gum treatment typically targets small areas of infection at a time, meaning you will have to make several appointments to rid the disease completely.
While traditional gum surgery is still a viable treatment protocol, laser gum disease treatment provides a number of advantages over a traditional approach:
- No incisions or sutures
- Reduced need for anesthetic
- Greater comfort
- Minimally invasive
- Promotes bone health
- Reduced bleeding
- Faster healing
- Shorter recovery period
- Reduced risk of gum recession
- Leaves healthy areas undamaged