Examining How Laser Dentistry Makes the use of Scalpels and Sutures for Treating Gum Disease a Thing of the Past
Previously, people feared going to the dentist for gum disease treatments because the procedure was highly invasive, painful, and inefficient. Today, patients are finding new reasons to enjoy visiting their dentist. Keep reading to learn how laser dentistry is changing the way dentists provide gum disease treatment:
- Previous Gum Disease Treatments
Former treatment methods for severe gum disease consisted of root planing and scaling of the teeth using scalpels and sutures, with the aim of cleaning between the gums and the teeth, all the way down to the roots. This was an uncomfortable and invasive procedure that required the use of anesthesia, and that could cause harmful bacteria to enter the bloodstream, leading to serious health complications.
- Laser Dentistry
Advancements in dental technology have led to the use of lasers in the field of preventative and cosmetic dentistry. Thanks to laser technology, dentists no longer need to use the scalpel and sutures method of root planing and scaling. Lasers are painless and minimally invasive, making them the ideal tool for people suffering from painful severe gum disease.
During a laser gum disease treatment, the laser works to clean the teeth by killing bacteria and breaking down the plaque and tarter flakes that are causing the infection. However, the laser allows for greater efficiency, quicker recovery, and less risk of infection than traditional gum disease treatments offer. In addition, the treatment doesn’t require anesthesia, so it won’t disrupt patients’ daily activities.
If you’re currently suffering from gum disease, contact Colorado Advanced Dentistry at (720) 420-1103. We’ll show you the many ways we can heal and restore your smile using laser dentistry and other technological advancements. To learn more about the dental services we can provide, visit our website.