Laser Gum Surgery & Laser Disinfection
Laser Periodontal Therapy and Laser Gum Treatment allows a high tech approach to the treatment of gum disease. If you have been told that you need gum surgery or you have periodontal disease, laser dentistry replaces cutting of the gum tissue with a scalpel and does not require stitches. This means an easy recovery with minimal bleeding, which preserves gum tissue, reduces root exposure and sensitivity, and it is reasonably priced as compared to traditional gum surgery.
Watch this educational video to learn all about the Laser gum surgery:
FDA Approved Laser Dentistry Treats Gum Disease Effectively
Periodontitis, commonly known as gum disease, is characterized by inflammation of the gums, and it can result in the loss of bone around teeth if left untreated. Over 100 million people in the United States have some form of periodontal infection, varying from gingivitis to periodontal (or gum) disease. What can you do to fight gum disease?
* Brush your teeth after every meal
* Floss your teeth regularly to remove bacteria
* Schedule quarterly teeth cleaning with your dentist
Take these preventative measures to guard against gum disease – but be aware, some 5% to 20% have generalized severe periodontists, and statistics show only 4% are being treated for such periodontal disease annually. Laser dentistry can serve as an effective method for periodontal disease treatment, providing an innovative and precise technology to address specific hard and soft tissue applications.
FDA approved Laser Periodontal Treatment- San Diego, California
Dr. Fremont is fully trained and licensed to perform Laser Dentistry, otherwise known as Laser Periodontal Therapy using LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure), an FDA cleared and patented laser procedure that greatly reduces the pain and recovery time associated with traditional gum surgery used for treating periodontal or gum disease.
“LANAP” Laser Dentistry Procedure
LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is the method used to accomplish Laser Dentistry, and it has been shown to be clinically effective in treating moderate to severe periodontal disease – saving many teeth that were previously considered hopeless. It uses the world’s first digital dental laser–the PerioLase® MVP-7 , which was specifically designed for treating periodontal disease. The PerioLase® laser is used as part of Laser Periodontal Therapy (Laser Disinfection,) to remove harmful bacteria and diseased tissue from the gum pocket by passing a laser light between gum and tooth. Patients don’t hear or feel it – except for a little warmth. LANAP promises the patient a pain-free method to zap away disease.
Laser Dentistry: An Effective Periodontal Disease Treatment
Laser dentistry is an effective method for improving overall dental health with less pain, less bleeding, less swelling, less tissue removal, and less recovery time than traditional gum surgery or periodontal disease treatment. With laser dentistry, you don’t have to worry about bleeding, stitches or post-treatment infection because your gums haven’t been cut. And you have an effective method for treating periodontal (gum) disease, which can result in loss of bone around teeth if left untreated. It certainly gives patients a second chance to save their teeth. Contact us to learn more about how Laser Dentistry can help you, or to set up an appointment.
Laser Disinfection is performed on mild gum disease- gingivitis or re-infected areas of gum diseases. It is a very effective way to eliminate halitosis or bad breath. Your bad breath is gone that day after the laser disinfection. A few other great advantages of this treatment are that laser disinfection can be done without anesthesia due to the low power setting, and it is also low cost.
Laser Biostimulation is an added benefit that our office offers. We perform biostimulation after each laser surgery to help the area heal faster with less pain by reducing inflammation. It is also used on pain from TMJ soreness, headaches, and general soreness around the neck and jaw areas. Usually within 15-20 minutes the patient feels relief. We also use biostimulation for minor toothaches on recently treated teeth. It sometimes relieves cold sensitivity on new fillings as well. The uses of biostimulation are endless and will eventually be used in many branches of medicine.