At Memorial City Smiles we offer laser gum treatments that are designed to focus on both hard and soft tissue. The laser treatment uses waves of light that can remove the tissue effectively. The laser is very precise, and is able to only remove damaged, decayed, or excess tissue. This treatment also preserves healthy tissue and tooth enamel.
Our laser treatment helps to treat advanced gum disease. The laser provides deep cleaning such as scaling and root planing. The soft tissue laser treatment can reshape the gum line, and remove excess tissue.
How does Laser Gum Treatment work?
During laser gum treatment a laser is used to access the infected areas and remove bacteria and infected tissue. Laser treatment does not reduce or compromise gum tissue, and is quick and effective. Once the infected tissue is removed, root scaling is done to help remove the plaque and calculus build up from around the gum line and teeth. Rough areas are then smoothed out to prevent those areas from catching bacteria, and causing issues in the future.
Who is a good candidate for Laser Gum Treatment?
Patients that suffer from swollen, tender, or bleeding gums are a good candidate for laser gum treatment. Other symptoms to look out for are persistent bad breath, or gums that recede or pull away from your teeth. If you experience any of these systems we urge you to contact our office right away and schedule an exam. If gum disease is left untreated more serious health issues can arise.
If you are interested in finding out more about the benefits of Laser Gum Treatment, contact our office to schedule your appointment.