Laser Gum Therapy

Maintaining the health of your gums is critical for your overall oral health. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can lead to receding gums, tooth and bone loss, and other issues if left untreated. At Indian Creek Family Dentistry, we offer laser gum therapy in Trafalgar, IN to treat gum disease and other gum conditions.

What is Laser Gum Therapy?

Laser gum therapy utilizes advanced dental laser technology to treat gum disease and other gum issues. Our experienced dentists near you use a specialized dental laser to remove bacteria and diseased gum tissue from below the gumline and deep within periodontal pockets. The later significantly reduces the number of bacteria to decontaminate the tissue. The laser also decreases inflammation and promotes collagen production in the gum tissue. This reduces bleeding and discomfort.

Laser gum therapy provides a less invasive alternative to traditional gum surgery for treating moderate to advanced gum disease. The laser allows our dentists to precisely target diseased gum tissue while leaving healthy tissue intact. Patients experience less pain, swelling, and bleeding compared to traditional gum surgery. Laser treatment also destroys bacteria that cause gum disease.

Benefits of Laser Gum Therapy

Laser gum therapy provides several benefits compared to conventional non-surgical and surgical gum treatments:

  • Precise removal of diseased gum tissue
  • Reduced risk of cutting healthy gum tissue
  • Destruction of bacteria that cause gum disease
  • Minimal bleeding and discomfort
  • Faster healing time
  • Shorter procedure time
  • Less invasive than traditional gum surgery
  • Promotes collagen production and tightens gum pockets.

Candidates for Laser Gum Therapy

The best candidates for laser gum therapy are patients with moderate to advanced gum disease, including:

  • Gingivitis that has not responded to deep cleanings
  • Early to moderate periodontitis
  • Deep periodontal pockets
  • Receding gums
  • Persistent bad breath or unpleasant taste caused by gum disease

Laser gum therapy can also be used to remove excess gum tissue for cosmetic contouring. It is an excellent treatment option for those looking to enhance their smiles by exposing more of their natural teeth.

Visit Indian Creek Family Dentistry for Laser Gum Treatments

If you have swollen, tender, or bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, or receding gums, laser gum therapy near you may help treat your gum disease. To learn more and determine if you are a candidate, schedule a consultation at laser dentistry in Trafalgar, IN. Call us today to book your appointment with our experienced dentists. We serve patients in Trafalgar and surrounding areas.

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