Perio Laser Surgery

dental laser surgeryBloomsburg and Danville PA

At Hamilton Dental, we can treat gum disease by our state-of-the-art laser gum therapy.

How does laser gum therapy work?

Using a dental laser, the dentist will remove any inflamed and infected gum tissue. This tissue removal exposes a portion of the roots of the teeth, which are then scaled—scraping away plaque and other buildup. This allows the area between the gum and the tooth root to regenerate healthy tissue. 

What to expect after laser gum therapy

Your gums may be swollen for approximately a week after laser surgery, and in most cases, any post-procedure discomfort can be managed through an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen. You can resume eating and drinking; however, a soft diet is suggested initially, as is the use of an oral hygiene rinse. 

Benefits

Periodontal laser surgery has several advantages compared to other traditional treatments for gum disease, such as gum surgery.

These benefits include the following:

  • Less discomfort
  • Minimal amount of bleeding and swelling
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Lasers target the precise areas affected by gum disease, preserving more of the healthy gum tissue and minimizing potential damage to tooth roots
  • A safer option for patients who take blood thinners or who have pre-existing conditions

The perils of gum disease

Gum disease can have a serious impact on both your oral health and overall health. If left untreated, gum disease can cause tooth loss, jawbone loss, and lead to other serious health problems such as cardiac disease, as bacteria and plaque enter the bloodstream.

Do not put yourself at risk! Treat your gum disease through this state-of-the-art laser surgery before it can cause significant problems. If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, or you are suffering some of the effects of the disease such as swollen or bleeding gums, contact the Hamilton Dental Care office at (570) 387-0533 to schedule a consultation.

Hamilton Dental Care is here to serve patients in the communities of Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA.