Santa Monica Dentist Provides Information About Effective Laser Periodontal Treatment

Written by Dr. Follette on Mar 14, 2017

Our dental team uses the most up-to-date dental technologies in our office, so that dental care is fast, comfortable, convenient, and effective for our patients. One dental technology that has transformed our ability to treat gum disease is laser periodontal treatment.

Our Santa Monica dentists are here with some information about how laser treatment works, as well as why so many dental patients choose laser treatment, rather than traditional treatments for gum disease.

Laser periodontal treatment is designed to eliminate diseased and damaged oral tissues, while leaving healthy gum intact. The specific frequency of the laser only affects weakened gums.

Another benefit of laser periodontal treatment is that the laser actually seals the gum tissue as it moves along your smile. This helps your remaining healthy gum tissue resist infection and heal quickly.

Here are some of the reasons that people turn to laser periodontal treatment to combat oral infections:

· This is a conservative treatment, meaning that allows you to maintain as much healthy gum tissue as possible—it is not needlessly destructive

· Laser periodontal treatment is quick and comfortable for the patient—this is much more patient-friendly treatment than traditional cut and sew periodontal surgery

· There is very little downtime post-treatment

· Timely periodontal treatment can literally save teeth that would otherwise need to be pulled or would fall out

It is in your best interest to seek treatment for gum disease as soon as you notice any of the tell-tale symptoms. It is easiest, fastest, and least expensive to squash gum disease when the infection is in its earliest stages.

As always, our Santa Monica laser periodontal dentists are here to give you all of the information and support that you need to improve the health of your smile. Please call our office to learn more and to schedule a personal consultation with our team. We’re here to help!