No Pain, All Gain: 5 Advantages of Treating Gum Disease with Lasers

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No Pain, All Gain: 5 Advantages of Treating Gum Disease with Lasers

Gum disease can become a serious oral health problem. Did you know that lasers can painlessly and effectively treat gum disease? Read to learn more.

Gum disease is a common problem among adults in the United States and is a leading cause of tooth loss. If you have gum problems, you might see bleeding when you floss or notice persistent bad breath problems. Gum disease can cause serious dental and oral health problems, including tooth loss and jawbone deterioration.

With the advances in today’s dentistry, your options for treating gum disease have never been better. At Laguna Vista Dental, Dr. Krystle FentonDr. Benjamin Radlein, and the team provide state-of-the-art laser dentistry services to new and existing patients.

Here are some ways you can benefit from laser dentistry treatment from our convenient Elk Grove, California offices.

1. No cutting or drilling needed

Many people put off dental and oral health care due to anxieties about cutting, drilling, and other invasive techniques. With laser dentistry, you don’t need to worry about any of that!

Precisely targeted beams of light energy can improve oral health in multiple ways while remaining minimally invasive. And, if your dental anxiety is triggered, like many, by the sounds of drills or the appearance of sharp instruments, laser dentistry offers you a more relaxing option.

2. Microtarget tissue removal

When you develop gum disease, tissue decay can become a problem. Your provider may need to remove damaged gum tissue to allow your body to heal. Laser treatment allows Dr. Fenton to remove the minimum possible amount of tissue with precise control.

Your tissue also benefits from the cauterizing effect of laser energy, preventing excessive blood loss and the spread of harmful bacteria into the rest of your body from the treated area.

3. Target and destroy bacteria

As in any disease, invading pathogens are the real source of the risk. In the case of gum disease, harmful bacteria can flourish in your mouth, especially without the proper dental care and cleaning.

With laser treatment, Dr. Fenton and Dr. Radlein can target and destroy the bacteria in your mouth. This gives you a clean slate, reducing your risks of infection.

4. Improve your overall gum shape

Dr. Fenton can also take aesthetic considerations into account when reshaping your gums after gum disease using laser treatment. Talk to your provider about your cosmetic and oral health concerns, and they can help you understand your treatment options.

5. In-and-out treatment

With laser dentistry, you can get your gum disease treated without the need to prep for or recover from surgery. Many laser dentistry treatments that can benefit your gums are one-day, in-and-out procedures that Dr. Fenton and Dr. Radlein provide on an outpatient basis at Laguna Vista Dental.

Don’t allow your gum disease to pass into later stages and negatively affect your oral and whole-body health. The infection risk from untreated gum disease can become serious and even life-threatening. And, with minimally invasive modern techniques, there’s no reason to postpone treatment out of anxiety or concern.

To learn about all the ways you could benefit from lasers as a treatment for gum disease, contact Dr. Fenton and Dr. Radlein at Laguna Vista Dental today. Schedule your initial consultation appointment online or over the phone now.