San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA
Whether you have gum disease or want to improve the look of your smile, Glen Park Dental can treat the issue with laser gum therapy.
In the past, having your gums treated meant having gum surgery, a painful and intensive procedure that involved cutting into gum tissue with a scalpel, and suturing the incisions. This surgical procedure was lengthy and caused a fair amount of discomfort for the patient, as well as a prolonged healing time.
Laser Gum Therapy
Our precise laser technology has the following benefits:
- Better results
- More precise
- Preserves healthy tissue
- No cutting
- No sutures
- Minimal discomfort, bleeding, and swelling
- Faster healing
Glen Park Dental can provide laser gum therapy in the following ways.
Gum disease treatment
The laser itself is about the size of three human hairs. Using a predetermined wavelength, the dentist is able to remove diseased portions of the gum tissue, specifically around periodontal pockets where infection has developed. The laser also kills harmful oral bacteria that reside in the periodontal pockets around the affected teeth. Once these pockets are cleaned, the dentist can remove plaque buildup from the tooth’s root, and then seal off the gums by using the laser again.
Treating gum disease with our laser technology means better results in less time and an easier recovery for our patients.
We can use our precise dental laser to resolve a “gummy” smile, which occurs when your gums cover too much of your teeth. The result of the procedure will even out your gum line, improving your smile and boosting your self-confidence.
We recommend maintaining a diet of soft foods for about a week following any laser gum therapy, and some patients may benefit from an oral antibiotic rinse to use after their procedure. It is also important that you avoid smoking, as tobacco can prolong or even inhibit the healing process.
Laser gum therapy is just part of our commitment to providing the highest level of care. To learn more laser gum therapy, call our office at (415) 585-1500.
Glen Park Dental is here to serve patients in the areas of San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, California.