As necessary as gum surgery may be, it’s often painful, debilitating and lengthy. However, laser-technology may offer a superior alternative. Here are seven benefits of laser gum treatment in California.
Nearly half of all Americans suffer from periodontal (gum) disease, according to the American Academy of Periodontology. And while mild gum disease can be remedied with proper oral hygiene like brushing and flossing, severe periodontal disease usually requires more extensive treatment.
Severe gum disease, known as Periodontitis, occurs when gum health is neglected for so long that the gums develop deep pockets between the tissue and bone, which can easily become infected and eventually lead to tooth loss.
Without physically removing the infection, it can actually spread throughout your jaw, eventually making its way to your eyes and brain. In the most severe cases, it can lead to blindness and even death.
Dentists typically recommend surgery to remove the infection and treat the Periodontitis. Unfortunately, that usually includes a fairly invasive procedure, including cutting, sutures, and a lengthy/painful recovery time.
For better results without the invasiveness of surgery, many dentists are using laser gum treatment in California. With this procedure, a tiny laser fiber – approximately the thickness of three hairs – is inserted between the tooth and the gums to remove the infection.
If you have severe gum disease and are searching for the best treatment option, here are seven benefits of using laser gum treatment over surgery.
1. There is no cutting needed. Laser gum treatment doesn’t cut into your gums like surgery, which also removes the need for sutures.
2. There is less discomfort. Most patients find laser gum treatment to be far less painful than surgery, both during and after the procedure. The procedure is non-invasive so it only requires local anesthesia, as opposed to the general anesthesia associated with surgery.
3. Laser gum treatment in California is a shorter procedure. It takes only takes two, 2-hour visits to complete as well as two follow-up appointments. On the other hand, surgery usually requires four, 1-hour sessions along with successive visits for suture removal and additional check-ins.
4. The results are better. Laser treatment creates longer-lasting results. In fact, approximately 98 percent of patients are still stable at least five years after the procedure.
5. It requires fewer diet restrictions. A dentist may recommend a soft diet for a couple of days, but in most cases, patients feel healthy enough to eat just about anything immediately after the procedure.
6. There is a shorter recovery time. Recovery from gum surgery can take between 2-4 weeks, and often includes considerable swelling and pain. With laser gum treatment in California, recovery time is less than 24 hours. Many patients are even able to return to work immediately following the procedure.
7. It’s safe for all patients. Laser gum treatment is safe for all patients, including those with health concerns such as diabetes, HIV, hemophilia, or those taking medications such as aspirin.
You don’t need to endure the pain of surgery to treat your gum disease. Consider the seven benefits of laser gum technology in California, and how it can treat Periodontitis better and more comfortably than conventional gum surgery. Then call our office today to schedule a consultation to get yours under control.

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