Periodontal Laser Therapy – Oklahoma City, OK
Target Gum Disease with Laser Dentistry
A healthy smile relies on more than just your teeth. Your gums are equally important. Unfortunately, 50% of Americans have an infection in their gingival tissue. Periodontal (gum) disease is a preventable infection; however, it’s the leading cause of tooth loss because many people wait until it’s too late to treat it. We can save your smile and stop gum disease in its tracks at the first sign of a problem. Laser gum treatment in Oklahoma City provides the pinpoint accuracy you need to eliminate the infection.
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is a preventable infection that occurs from bacteria found in plaque or tartar buildup from poor oral hygiene habits. The gums can become red, inflamed, or bleed, which are symptoms of the first stage of the disease, called gingivitis. At this point, it can be treated without causing irreversible damage to your smile. Unfortunately, if you don’t get the treatment you need, the bacteria will destroy the supporting structures of your teeth, causing them to loosen and fall out.
Traditionally, scaling and root planing are used to deep clean your smile. While it’s an effective solution, there is another option that’s less invasive. You’ll enjoy superior result using the precision of a soft tissue laser.
What is Periodontal Laser Therapy?
We can treat your bleeding gums in Oklahoma City using a highly concentrated beam of light energy. The laser targets the diseased tissue, killing over 99% of bacteria while leaving healthy areas untouched. This sterilizes your gums to reduce the risk of infection. The laser also cauterizes the tissue while it cuts to decrease the potential of post-operative bleeding. This promotes the healing process and encourages a quicker recovery.
When compared to a traditional deep cleaning, laser gum therapy stimulates the gingival tissue’s reattachment to the teeth. This restores a healthy gum line to ensure your smile lasts.
What are the Benefits of Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry provides several advantages when compared to the traditional treatments, including:
- Less invasive
- Kills 99.9% of bacteria
- Leaves healthy tissue untouched
- No scalpels or sutures
- Easier recovery
- Minimal pain
- Minimal bleeding
- Stabilizes loose teeth
- Reduces tooth sensitivity
- Reduces exposed tooth roots.
- Reduces risk of infection
- Leaves healthy tissue untouched
Is Laser Gum Therapy Painful?
Laser gum therapy is a noninvasive solution. As a result, it’s virtually pain-free. Your dentist in Oklahoma City may apply a topical anesthetic, but it often isn’t needed. While you heal, you might experience some slight discomfort; however, you can manage it with an over-the-counter pain reliever. The laser makes the recovery shorter, so any discomfort will subside within a few days.
Am I a Candidate for Periodontal Laser Therapy?
Periodontal laser therapy is recommended for patients who have:
- Periodontal pocket depths deeper than 4mm
- Pockets that keep breaking down during treatment
- Suffer from gingival overgrowth
Schedule an Appointment Today
Don’t ignore your bleeding gums. We can stop the infection using the latest innovations in dentistry. Choose the pinpoint accuracy of laser gum therapy. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for periodontal therapy.