Santa Monica Dentist Provides Overview Of Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment

by Dr. Follette | Date Published: 2016-04-26

Our Santa Monica dentist provides the restorative treatments that people suffering from ongoing dental problems need. We use the latest and most innovative treatments available to deliver exceptional results. For example, when treating periodontal disease (also called gum disease), we offer non-surgical laser treatment, so that you can achieve lasting results comfortably.

Let’s learn more about how laser periodontal treatment works, and why people choose this option over traditional gum surgery.

During the non-surgical periodontal disease treatment process, our dentist moves a dental laser over relevant oral tissues. As this laser moves along, it destroys damaged and infected tissue. It simultaneously seals the the remaining gum tissue, which helps to promote healing. This treatment is quite fast and very comfortable for the patient; also, because the laser seals the tissue as it goes, laser perio treatment requires less post-treatment recovery time than traditional surgery.

People choose to use laser treatment for periodontal disease because:

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This treatment is non-surgical, and thus less traumatic for the patient’s gum tissue to undergo

· The dental laser actually facilitates and encourages post-treatment healing and tissue regeneration

· Laser treatment is much more comfortable than traditional oral surgery—patients often report a tingling and hot sensation as the laser passes over their gums

· Thanks to versatility and the effectiveness of laser treatment, our dental team is able to save more teeth, and healthy gum tissue, than ever before. This is a conservative treatment option.

We are here to make it as easy and efficient as possible for you to overcome existing oral infections and periodontal disease. If you are struggling with gum disease, please seek treatment as quickly as possible. The sooner that you get the restorative care that you need, the better your long-term dental prognosis.

As always, our Santa Monica dentist is happy to provide you with additional information and guidance. Just give our office a call to get started!