Laser Gum Treatment
Are you experiencing gum disease or other problems with your gums? Azure Dental in San Francisco can provide laser dentistry services to help improve your condition and overall oral health.
This treatment is safe and effective for patients, and it can help restore healthy tissue quickly and easily and help you feel confident. Speak with our team at Azure Dental to set up a consultation appointment today!
What is a laser gum treatment?
Laser gum treatment is a minimally invasive procedure to treat various gum-related issues. A small laser is used to remove diseased tissue and help to promote healthy gum tissue. A laser gum procedure is a pain-free and comfortable procedure that can help to improve the health and appearance of your gums quickly and easily compared to traditional gum surgery.
Traditional gum surgery is a more invasive procedure to address a broader range of issues. This surgery involves using a scalpel to remove diseased tissue, and it can often be quite painful. However, traditional gum surgery is not always necessary, and in many cases, laser gum treatment can provide similar results with less risk and discomfort.
First, the dentist will numb the area with a local anesthetic. Then a tiny laser fiber is inserted into the gum lesion. The laser light is activated, and the energy from the dental lasers destroys the diseased tissue.
The laser procedure only takes a few minutes, and it is usually very comfortable. In most cases, patients can resume their normal activities right after the treatment.
After the laser gum treatment, patients may experience some minor discomfort, sensitivity, swelling, and inflammation during the healing process. This is normal, and it will go away in a few days. You can take over-the-counter pain medication if you need to.
Patients will also need to follow a few simple aftercare instructions. Be sure to brush and floss your teeth regularly to reduce plaque and bacteria build-up, and avoid eating hard or sticky foods for a few days. You should also avoid smoking and drinking alcohol.
What is Laser Gum Treatment used for?
Laser procedures can be used to treat a variety of issues, including:
Gingivitis is a common form of gum disease, and Periodontitis or Periodontal Disease is a more severe form of gum disease. Laser gum treatment can treat gum disease by removing diseased gum tissue and promoting healthy gum growth.
Gum recession can be a serious issue, leading to a loss of teeth. Laser dentistry can help stop the recession and promote the healthy growth of gum tissue.
Periodontal pockets are a common issue that can be treated with laser gum treatment. Laser gum treatment can help remove diseased tissue and promote healthy gum growth, which can help reduce the size of periodontal pockets.
Laser dental procedures can also be used for cosmetic reasons, to improve the appearance of the gums and overall smile. For example, gum tissue is removed to expose more teeth and is sculpted and contoured for a more aesthetically pleasing smile.
Who is a Candidate for Laser Gum Treatment?
Nearly everyone experiencing problems with their gums may be a candidate for laser dentistry treatments. The procedure is quick, easy, and pain-free, and it can be used to treat a wide variety of gum-related issues.
Benefits of Laser Gum Treatment
Laser gum treatment offers many benefits, including:
- Quick and easy procedure
- No need for anesthesia
- Safe and effective
- Reduces the risk of infection
- Restores the health of your gums quickly and easily
If you are experiencing problems with your gums, laser gum treatment may be the right solution for you. Contact Azure Dental in San Francisco, CA today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how this procedure can help you achieve better gum health.
Risks of Laser Gum Treatment
Like any medical procedure, laser dentistry treatments carry a small amount of risk. However, they are minimal and are generally very well tolerated by the patient.
Some of the risks associated with laser gum treatment include:
- Minor scarring
If you are concerned about the risks associated with laser gum treatment, be sure to talk to your dentist about them before deciding. However, the benefits of this procedure generally outweigh the potential risks, and most people experience excellent results from laser gum treatment.
Contact Us Today!
If you are experiencing problems with your gums, don’t wait – contact Azure Dental today to schedule a consultation and find out if laser gum treatment is right for you. We are proud to offer this safe and effective procedure to our patients in San Francisco, CA, and we know that it can help improve the health and appearance of your gums quickly and easily!
If you have any questions about laser dentistry treatments or other dental care services, please contact our team at 415-563-3100 or online to set up an appointment today.