Perhaps the theatre of our mind conjures images of some diabolical dental office and a shining array of razor-sharp scalpels and other objects (tools of torture!) that can only do us harm (and leave us with a large dental bill). But there is a new trend in dentistry that is allowing patients to have a less painful visit to the dentist: laser treatment. Certain dental experts are latching onto laser periodontics as a way to minimize swelling and discomfort and maximize patient happiness.
Gum Disease and It’s Laser Treatment:
When it comes to treating gum disease, a common dental condition caused by disregard to dental hygiene, dentists usually aim to clean and clear the debris and toxins from beneath the gum-line. Patients naturally want this procedure to be performed painlessly and comfortably and with the latest (and most cost effective) of the universe of dental solutions. These techniques, of course, need to be tailored to the specific characteristics (and stage) of the disease, but all treatment is performed by a board-certified periodontist.
The periodontal disease called “gum disease” can be treated with laser periodontal techniques because those techniques remove debris and toxins from the gum line and also kill bacteria, which prevents an increase in the severity of infection. If you are a patient suffering from gingivitis and periodontitis, you can use laser treatment to cure your specific ailment. In addition, laser dentistry
can also help prevent further damage to teeth from infection. There are numerous procedures like a laser gum lift, a later gum graft, and a laser gum depigmentation, all of which can be treated with laser technology.
Technology and Change:
Perhaps the best part of the laser’s incorporation into the treatment strategies of modern dentistry is that is has reduced (and in many places, made obsolete) the need for a dentist’s drill. This change allows patients increased comfort in the dentist’s chair and also shortens the amount of downtime it takes for a patient’s mouth to heal after a procedure.