Laser gum treatment is an alternative treatment for periodontitis or gum disease. The laser serves as a precise cutting instrument, removing bacteria and allowing the reshaping of your gums by vaporizing diseased tissue from your mouth. The laser uses heat to remove gum tissue affected by bacteria, allowing Dr. Kamanin to deeply clean the affected areas. Using the laser again, the heat clots the gum to cauterize the wound.
Laser gum treatment is a less invasive procedure compared to traditional surgery. It offers faster recovery times and minimal pain. And it’s a primary treatment option for periodontal or gum disease. As an oral infection, gum disease affects the bone and tissues that keep your teeth in place.
Gum disease is a gum infection affecting the soft tissue and bone supporting your teeth. Gum disease can loosen your teeth or cause tooth loss. At this point, Dr. Kamanin cleans your teeth to remove plaque and tartar buildup. But gum disease is preventable with regular dental checkups and good oral hygiene. Gum disease has several causes, including:
Healthy gums are pale pink and fit close to your teeth. Besides having swollen or puffy gums, the other symptoms of gum disease are:
Gum disease most commonly affects adults in their 30s and 40s. If you’re experiencing one or several of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with Van Ness Family Dentistry where Dr. Kamanin can give you a diagnosis and outline a treatment plan for you.
Lasers are becoming a leading treatment method for fighting oral bacteria and gum disease. Laser treatments are an ideal dental procedure because they painlessly kill bacteria found in your mouth and gums. You may be able to save teeth you would’ve lost with traditional treatments.
The biggest benefits or laser gum treatments are:
And unlike other procedures, laser gum treatment doesn’t require general anesthesia.
Our practice accepts a number of different insurance plans, however we do not accept HMO plans. If you have any questions about coverage please call our office, we are happy to help!
*Please note our office does NOT accept any HMO plans.*