Soft tissue laser treatment in Sycamore is quickly becoming the most popular way for dental professionals to treat gum disease. Instead of relying on sutures and scalpels, a soft tissue laser is used for faster, more effective, and more comfortable results. At Grand Dental — Sycamore, our experienced in-house periodontist Dr. Bruce Abdullah is highly qualified to provide quick and pain-free treatment for healthier gums with this state-of-the-art equipment. Call us to schedule an appointment and discover if laser gum treatment is right for you.
Soft tissue laser dentistry is often used to treat gum disease, which is a bacterial infection in the gum tissue. Should gum disease be left untreated, it can advance and cause serious problems like tooth loss and overall health concerns. If a large amount of bad oral bacteria needs to be removed to treat gum disease, soft tissue laser gum therapy may be an excellent option.
During your appointment, our periodontist in Sycamore will use the soft tissue laser to aim a concentrated beam of light at a specific part of your mouth. This precise technology allows us to target infected oral tissues with utmost accuracy, ensuring only these problem areas are treated and the nearby healthy tissue is left untouched.
The concentrated beam of light removes the infected tissue as it moves along, cauterizing on contact. Not only does this minimize bleeding and swelling, but it also reduces the amount of time needed to heal from the procedure. Additionally, soft tissue laser gum therapy is known to minimize chances of infection as well.
Soft tissue laser dentistry is often recommended for patients who suffer from mild to moderate gum disease. The only way to know for sure if this is the best treatment for your unique situation is to come visit us for a consultation. Our periodontist will examine your gums to gauge their health and determine the severity of gum disease. Typically, if an individual has gum pockets that are deeper than four millimeters, they are a good candidate for soft tissue laser dentistry. The same goes for those whose gum pockets regularly break down.
While there are still some dentists who prefer to treat gum disease with traditional methods, we prefer to use soft tissue laser dentistry where applicable dur to the benefits it offers, such as: