In our practice, we are committed to providing you with the most advanced and effective care possible. For this reason, our dentists offer laser gum treatment at their Phoenix, AZ, area offices. With state-of-the-art dental lasers, your practitioner can ensure comfortable treatment and a speedy recovery. Our doctors use these tools to perform several different procedures. Treatments include deep cleanings, care for advanced periodontitis, and cosmetic gum contouring. Your practitioner will carefully evaluate your oral health and treatment needs to determine whether laser procedures are right for you.
Are You a Candidate for Laser Dentistry?
Our periodontists can use lasers to perform both restorative and cosmetic procedures. If you need treatment for any of the following problems, you may be a candidate for laser dentistry:
- A gummy smile
- A ragged gum line
- Gum erosion
- Periodontal disease
Dental lasers have varied functions. Nevertheless, laser treatments are not right for everyone. Traditional manual techniques may be more appropriate for you. Your dentist will conduct a complete exam and consultation to find out if you are a candidate for laser treatments.
Laser Procedures at Chandler Implants & Periodontics
We offer a diverse range of laser dentistry procedures. Treatments include:
- Scaling and root planing: Also known as a “deep cleaning,” scaling and root planing is the most common treatment for moderate gum disease. If you have this condition, oral bacteria has accumulated and your gums have pulled back, forming pockets around your teeth. Your dentist will use a soft tissue laser to destroy these harmful microbes. He will also smooth your dental roots to eliminate the rough patches where bacteria can gather.
- Treatment for advanced periodontitis: In cases of more severe gum disease, your practitioner may actually remove the diseased tissue using a high-power laser.
- Cosmetic gum treatment: A crooked or ragged gum line can dramatically affect the appearance of your smile. During cosmetic gum contouring, your dentist can sculpt your gum line. He will trim off a conservative amount of tissue to reveal more of your teeth and add symmetry.
“With this technology, your dentist can remove incredibly precise amounts of tissue. This will reduce the impact to your gums, resulting in minimal-discomfort treatment.”
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Innovative dental lasers offer several advantages. First, they are very accurate. With this technology, your dentist can remove incredibly precise amounts of tissue. This will reduce the impact to your gums, resulting in minimal-discomfort treatment. Your practitioner can also achieve natural-looking cosmetic results that are tailored to your particular goals. Laser treatments also involve a very brief recovery time. This is because the energy of the lasers will seal your blood vessels. As a result, you will feel very little sensitivity, and there will be virtually no bleeding. Any post-treatment irritation will typically subside within a few days. Finally, laser treatments can protect your oral health. The energy will thoroughly eradicate bacteria, often more so than manual techniques. Plus, the laser will never actually come in contact with your gums. Therefore, there will be almost no risk of cross contamination.