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Treating Gum Disease with Laser Dentistry

How can laser dentistry help me?

In recent years, laser dentistry has superseded many traditional dentistry practices, making treatments more precise and less painful.

Here are some of the other benefits associated with laser dentistry:

  • Faster healing and tissue regeneration.

  • Preservation of more of the natural tooth.

  • Reduced bleeding during and after treatment.

  • Reduced need for anesthesia.

  • Reduced need for stitches and sutures.

  • Reduced risk of bacterial infections after procedures.

Warning Signs That Can Signal Gum Disease

  • Gums that bleed easily.

  • Red, swollen, tender gums.

  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth.

  • Persistent bad breath or bad tasted.

  • Permanent teeth that are loose or separating.

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How are laser procedures performed?

Different types of dental laser have been created to treat different conditions. Each laser uses a different wavelength of light, which predicates its best use. The most common types of dental laser are carbon dioxide lasers and diode lasers, which are usually employed to treat soft tissue problems. The dentist will decide which type of laser is best to use after conducting X-rays and a thorough examination.

The laser beam is extremely bright, and special glasses will be provided to protect the eyes. The dentist will then direct the beam at the affected area and carefully dissolve the soft tissue, harden the filling or whiten the teeth.

The procedure will take far less time than conventional methods, and cause far less anxiety and discomfort. The only real disadvantage of laser dentistry is that it can prove to be more expensive.

If you have questions or concerns about laser dentistry, please ask your dentist.

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