What is Laser Gum Disease Treatment?
Having healthy gums is quite important because problems, such as gum disease and oral cancer, can impact both your oral and general health if left untreated. At NowDental of Suffolk, we use laser technology to treat our Long Island, NY patients with a broad array of periodontal (gum) issues. Our high-powered laser helps our team perform more efficient treatment of the advanced stage of gum disease (periodontitis). This can help us address gum disease early and as effectively as possible. Schedule an appointment at our Smithtown, NY office to learn more about laser gum disease treatments.
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Can I Get Laser Treatment for Gum Disease?
There are a lot of instances where a laser treatment of the gums could be used. If you have periodontal disease, the laser may be employed to eliminate bacteria and plaque that is deep in the pockets of your gum tissue. For a biopsy, the laser is used to remove tissue from the needed region. Laser gum therapy may also be helpful if you wish to eliminate excess gum tissue and then increase teeth visibility to get a more appealing smile. In comparison to conventional surgery on the gums, laser gum treatments are less invasive and don't require sutures. You may require little or no anesthesia during this gum treatment and less healing time.
What Can I Expect from Laser Gum Disease Treatment?
An in-office procedure, a laser gum treatment generally only requires local anesthesia. Nevertheless, other sedation options might be available in case you have dental fears. Before your treatment, we will discuss exactly what you should expect during the process, depending on what level of gum disease you have. Our laser is an effective alternative to performing scaling and root planing and can remove damaged gum tissue, as well as sterilize your gums to help prevent infection from spreading. The laser minimizes bleeding.
What is Recovering from Laser Gum Disease Treatment Like?
After your laser gum disease treatment, we will give you at-home care instructions before you are discharged to leave. Since your mouth may be tender or swollen, you might want to stick to soft foods or a liquid diet for a few days. We might ask you to schedule a follow-up appointment so we can assess your progress and determine if another treatment is needed. It's very important to create a healthy oral health routine at home by brushing twice daily and flossing once daily. Your biannual cleanings and exams at our office will allow us to proactively check for further signs of disease so we can try to prevent gum disease in the future.
Is Laser Gum Disease Treatment Covered By Insurance?
Once your laser gum treatment plan is created, we will talk about the estimated cost. If you have dental insurance, our office can get in touch with your carrier to calculate your coverage and personal expenses. NowDental of Suffolk takes lots of payment methods, including low-interest medical financing. We want to make getting quality dental care easy for you.
Laser Treatment for Gum Disease
To get a faster and more accurate periodontal treatment, our team uses an advanced laser system for restorative procedures, like gum disease treatment. These laser gum treatments provide shorter appointments and healing times. To find out more about laser treatments or to schedule a consultation, contact NowDental of Suffolk in Smithtown, NY.