Dental Lasers are an Effective Treatment for Gum Disease
Periodontal (gum) disease is a serious health issue that should be treated as soon as possible. If you are suffering from bad breath, bleeding and swollen gums, loose teeth or receding gums, you are likely experiencing symptoms of gum disease. Without treating this disease, the chance of tooth loss is increased and your systemic health is put at risk. Many times, patients delay treatment out of fear or anxiety of gum surgery and its lengthy recovery time. To assist patients in receiving the care they need, Dr. Abraham John offers state-of-the-art laser gum treatment. We utilize the WaterLase® dental laser and the Odyssey® diode laser to effectively treat gum disease in a minimally-invasive and virtually painless manner.
The Dental Laser Surgery Difference
Traditional gum surgery, while effective, is not a patient-friendly procedure. It involves cutting away infected tissue sutures, and a lengthy recovery time. Dr. John cares about the comfort of our patients and wants to provide them with the care they need and with minimal discomfort. Thanks to high-tech laser dentistry, Dr. John can do just that. Lasers can treat your gums by destroying bacteria and diseased tissue without harming healthy tissue. Many times, little to no anesthesia is required for laser procedures.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
- Minimally invasive
- Faster healing
- No cutting, sutures, or drilling
- Healthy tissue is unharmed
- Immediate results
- Minimal bleeding
- Anesthesia not required in all cases
More Than Just Gum Treatment
We utilize our dental lasers for more than just gum treatment. If you have a “gummy smile,” Dr. John can use the laser to perform gingival sculpting and gently remove excess tissue and recontour the gum line. If you are lip- or tongue-tied, we can perform laser frenectomies that require no sutures placed after treatment. We also provide cold sore treatment that destroys the virus and immediately activates the healing phase.