If you are experiencing gum recession, then it’s very important that you make an appointment to have a full examination performed. This is because gum recession is a major warning sign that you may be suffering from gum disease. Traditional gum surgery involved things such as suturing and gum grafting, but thanks to advancements in laser dentistry the option for LANAP laser gum treatment is available. Also, this laser gum surgery is minimally invasive, and the precision of the dental lasers mean more effective treatment. To identify if you need laser gum treatment let’s explore what causes gum disease.
What Causes Gum Disease?
Gum disease is caused by a numerous number of things and it also affects your gums, teeth, and your jawbones. In the early stages of gum disease your gums will swell and possibly bleed. However, the longer you wait to seek gum disease treatment the more serious your symptoms can become. Also, overtime your gums will begin to recede and this can cause your teeth to become loose or shift. The now exposed gums will then begin to hold bacteria in them. Once these bacteria spread it can lead to system diseases.
Laser Gum Surgery Vs. Traditional Gum Surgery
In the past many patients avoiding gum surgery because of how invasive traditional gum surgery was thought to be. Traditional gum surgery involved suturing and gum grafting which can be very invasive. However, laser gum surgery is less invasive because it’s more precise. Meaning that with the precision of dental lasers laser gum surgery can be conducted and only target the affected and damaged gum tissue.
Schedule Your Laser Gum Treatment
If you are in need of laser gum treatment, then please reach out to our office today to schedule your consultation. Our dentist will be able to conduct a thorough examination and determine if you are in need of laser gum treatment. Also, if needed they can then refer you to a periodontist for treatment.