Get The Facts On Laser Periodontal Treatment From Our Santa Monica Dentist

Written by Dr. Follette on May 9, 2017

Periodontal disease, when left untreated, can absolutely wreak havoc on your smile. Oral infections that begin in your oral tissues can spread throughout your smile—to your teeth and even to your bone tissue.

Prompt and effective treatment for periodontal disease can help you minimize long-term oral health consequences; this type of treatment can actually save your smile!

Our Santa Monica periodontal dentists utilize laser technology to make periodontal treatment faster, more comfortable, and more effective than ever before. Keep reading to learn more!

During laser periodontal treatment our dentist moves a dental laser over your infected oral tissues. Here’s what makes this type of treatment so unique: the laser is set to a frequency so that it only affects oral tissues that are damaged and infected—it leaves healthy tissues completely intact.

As the laser moves over your gum tissue, it eliminates infected tissue and seals the gums as at goes. This helps to promote your body’s natural healing process, and to minimize your risk of developing a secondary infection. Because the dental laser only affects damaged oral tissue, it is a much more conservative treatment option than traditional cut-and-sew surgery.

In general, patients report that laser periodontal treatment is very comfortable; there is very little post-treatment recovery time required when our dentists treat gum disease with a laser. Our process is all about maintaining as much of your existing healthy oral tissue as possible, and promoting your body’s natural ability to heal itself.

If you think that you may be suffering from periodontal disease please do not hesitate to seek treatment from your dentist. You may find that your gums are bleeding frequently, or that you’re dealing with chronic bad breath; these are red-flags that can indicate gum disease.

Our Santa Monica dentists are here to answer any questions that you may have—just give us a call to schedule your personal consultation!