Our Aliso Viejo laser dentistry professionals understand gum disease treatments and prevention. Over 85% of adults in the USA have gum disease. The good news is that a variety of treatment options are available for periodontal disease with a high success rate. All these gum disease treatments focus on killing the germs and preventing the development of infection in the future.
When you have periodontal disease, you don’t have to lose your teeth. Here is the recommended course of treatment.
Deep Cleaning, Scaling & Root Planning
The first treatment for early stage periodontal disease is deep cleaning. This quick treatment is performed at our office by a qualified health professional.
For this procedure, Dr. Kathey Soleimani will divide your mouth into four different sections and numb your gums. She will then clean each part individually followed by cleaning of root surfaces under the gums. Using scaling & root planning, your dentist will stop the infection from developing further. Finally, your dentist will close the pockets.
Sometimes, germs can re-enter the space between gums and tooth and attack the bone again. This could lead to gum infection and your dentist may suggest an alternative procedure such as gum surgery.
When early treatments for periodontal disease fail, your dentist may suggest gum surgery. Gum surgery is of two types i.e. traditional and laser surgery.
Traditional Gum Surgery
Traditional gum surgery requires the use of a scalpel and involves cutting. Your dentist will cut and push back the gums so that she can access the tooth root. Then your dentist will perform the following procedures.
Risks associated with Traditional Surgery
For traditional surgery, dental surgeon will inform the patient about possible risk and post-operative instructions. Possible risks associated with traditional oral surgery are listed below.
Laser Gum Surgery in Aliso Viejo
Periodontal laser surgery is less invasive than traditional surgery. There is less pain and surprisingly short recovery time.
We use a dental laser to access the affected gums. An orthodontist will remove the inflamed gum tissue to clear the root from germs. During this root scaling procedure, the plaque built up and calculus on the root of the tooth will be removed and any rough spots will be smoothened out to avoid plaque built up in the future. Healthy gum tissue will regenerate and fill up this gap between your gums and teeth once the site has fully healed.
The benefits of our Aliso Viejo Laser Gum Surgery
There are various benefits of laser gum surgery that make it a preferred choice over traditional surgery.
With all these benefits, your dentist will recommend laser gum surgery if you are the right candidate for the procedure.
How it works
Periodontal disease is usually caused by dark-colored bacteria called gingivitis. These bacteria infect root of the tooth and surrounding gums. Laser treatment helps to target and kill these bacteria.
The laser used in dental therapy is a pulsed Nd: YAG laser. It’s suitable for killing germs over a large area with high accuracy and efficiency. The laser doesn’t harm healthy tissues as it only targets infected tissue and harmful germs that highlight under the laser light.
Here are the steps involved in dental laser therapy.
Laser therapy has a success rate of over 99% when it comes to killing disease-producing bacteria.
Moderate to severe periodontal disease is easy to treat using laser therapy. It has become a common replacement for traditional surgery due to being less invasive and less painful. Call us today to learn more about this treatment and the use of laser in dental surgery in Aliso Viejo, California.