Periodontal Laser Treatment

Periodontal laser treatment is another form of dental therapy used to address gum recession. If not treated, gum recession can lead to greater damage to the teeth, gums, and bones in the mouth of a patient.

Periodontal laser treatment is a procedure that does not require any anesthesia or numbing of the area to be treated. The practice of Justin Devack DMD, PA in Tamarac, FL. can provide periodontal laser treatment to patients who are interested in treatment for gum recession, other than scaling and root planing or gum grafting.

Features of Periodontal Laser Treatment

Periodontal laser treatment makes use of precise laser beams to remove the damaged gum tissue easily and quickly. Unlike dental surgery, which necessitates the use of anesthesia, periodontal laser treatment can be done without the need to numb the gums of the patient. This treatment is less invasive. As such, any incidence of pain, swelling, and bleeding are also relatively less.

The features mentioned can help the patient assume a more relaxed frame of mind – before, during, and after the procedure, which means there is a greater opportunity for faster patient healing and recovery.

There still exists a debate among dental professionals as to whether periodontal laser treatment is a more effective a form of therapy, compared to conventional procedures such as scaling and root planing (SRP) and gum grafting, for treating gum disease.

Scaling and root planing (SRP) and gum grafting are considered conventional procedures because they have been in existence for some time, and have been used widely by numerous dental professionals. In contrast, periodontal laser treatment is a relatively newer form of dental therapy, as far as gum disease management is concerned.

The success of any form of periodontal treatment is dependent on whether or not gum tissue can be regenerated after treatment. The restoration of diseased gums after the excision of damaged tissue, into new and healthier gums is still the baseline for indicating successful therapy.

Your dentist will always have your best interest in mind, and can make recommendations to help you decide on which form of therapy to take, to address incidences of gum disease.

If you are interested in availing of periodontal laser treatment, please contact (954) 715-1522 for your appointment. Our office is located at 4600 W Commercial Blvd Suite 2 Tamarac, FL 33319.

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