Overcome Gum Disease with Conservative Laser Dentistry

According to the CDC, about 47.2% of adults aged 30 and above have periodontal disease. Unfortunately, the numbers are even grim as you age. At a minimum, gum disease gives you red and swollen gums. Your gums may even bleed, especially when brushing or flossing. Without proper treatment, gum disease destroys the ligaments and bone that support teeth, causing loose teeth and even tooth loss!

Gum correction surgery with laser

Don’t let gum disease destroy your smile and oral health. JSP Dental offers innovative gum disease treatments for our patients in Trenton, Michigan, and its environs. Using laser-assisted periodontal therapy, our dentists can help you overcome gum infection without invasive treatments.

How laser surgery treatment works

Gum disease can destroy gum tissues and create deep pockets that become breeding grounds for harmful bacteria. Traditionally, dentists use scalpels to treat advanced gum disease (periodontitis). While this treatment has its place in dentistry, it’s invasive and has an extended healing time.

Using a handheld device, we can treat severe gum disease without scalpels and sutures. The laser device emits an intense beam of light energy to cut through the soft tissues. Amazingly, the laser only cuts the infected tissues while leaving the healthy ones intact.

The laser vaporizes the unhealthy tissues while cauterizing the incision simultaneously. This results in minimal bleeding, no stitches, and faster recovery.

Benefits of treating gum disease with laser surgery

Advanced gum disease that required surgery often involved invasive treatments and increased downtime. Laser dentistry makes surgical procedures smooth, efficient, and less painful. If your dentist has recommended laser surgery for gum disease, these are the expected benefits.

  • Precise treatment that doesn’t target healthy tissues
  • No need for general anesthesia
  • Minimal bleeding and less trauma to the adjacent tissues
  • Improved recovery time
  • Has negligible post-operative discomfort
  • It’s ideal for patients with dental anxiety

Laser dentistry is so versatile. Besides treating gum disease, this innovative procedure can treat cold sores, cavities, and tongue and lip ties. Cosmetically, your dentist can use this treatment to whiten teeth and reshape gums. Indeed, laser dental care is taking dentistry by storm!

Bid goodbye to unhealthy gums with laser surgery

We are committed to providing advanced treatments to help our patients maintain healthy gums. So, if you have gum disease, please dial (734) 676-1333 to talk to Drs. Noel Jackson, Sheri Snider, Kristen Parker, and Madison Thomas about laser surgery.