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Laser Dentistry Eliminates Fear, Says Savannah Periodontist

August 29, 2016

Filed under: Gum disease — savperio @ 10:24 am

periodontist in savannahHere’s something you may have forgotten since fifth grade. Did you know that laser is actually an acronym? It stands for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation,” and lasers are changing the way we look at medicine. From brain surgery to hair plugs, we are finding more and more uses for the laser. Somewhere on the spectrum is how your Savannah periodontist treats gum disease — with a little something called the PerioLase.

Lasers Improve Gum Disease Treatment

If you are one of the millions of Americans suffering from periodontal (gum) disease, do not wait to seek treatment. Gum disease has been linked to a number of serious health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, and more. And even if you don’t develop one of these problems, you are likely to experience another side effect of gum disease — like chronic bad breath, bleeding gums, and eventual tooth loss.

The majority of Americans suffer from gum disease to some extent, so finding an excellent treatment is crucial. At Savannah Periodontics, we are proud to offer our patients gum disease treatment with laser dentistry. We have invested in the PerioLase dental laser, which we feel is the most technologically advanced option on the market today for treating gum disease and preventing the tooth loss that comes along with it. With the super concentrated power of laser light, we can treat gum disease more precisely, efficiently, helping you enjoy a speedier recovery, too.

How Laser Dentistry Compares to Traditional Gum Disease Treatment

The traditional method of treating moderate levels of gum disease is scaling and root planing, also known as a deep cleaning. More serious cases of the condition require surgical treatment. Both methods focus on removing bacteria buildup below the gum line — they just go about it in different ways. Even non-surgical scaling and root planing often requires the use of a local anesthesia for preventing discomfort through the treatment.

Laser dentistry with the PerioLase allows for non-invasive gum disease treatment. PerioLase is incredibly precise, which means only the infected tissue is removed — without causing damage to any surrounding oral tissue. There’s no need for sutures or stitches, either. And in addition to removing all the bad stuff, the PerioLase actually encourages the growth of new, healthy tissue. This regeneration greatly improves outcomes for healthier gums years after periodontal treatment with laser dentistry.

The benefits of using PerioLase compared to traditional methods for treating gum disease are numerous. Some of these advantages of laser dentistry include…

  • No need for local anesthesia
  • No bleeding or sutures
  • Faster recovery
  • Reduced gum recession
  • Eliminate the “fear factor” associated with gum disease treatment
  • Longer-lasting results

Laser Dentistry Just Makes Sense

Anything that increases your dentist’s precision while reducing your recovery time is good — and laser dentistry is a big benefit for your oral health. If you are suffering from gum disease, please do not wait to seek treatment. Your overall well-being depends on healthy gums. Contact Savannah Periodontics to schedule an appointment or to discuss laser dentistry today.

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