Laser Therapy For Gum Disease in Fresno, CA
A Comfortable, Effective Solution
If bacteria enter your gums, the result is an infection known as periodontal disease or gum disease. Studies show that 47 percent of adults over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease. While it might be more common than you think, periodontal disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults.
That’s why it’s crucial to schedule regular exams and professional cleanings at our Fresno office. During these visits, we’ll remove any plaque and tartar to ensure your mouth is free of bacteria and infection. so we can preserve your natural smile.
Treating Periodontal Disease With Laser Therapy
Treatment for periodontal disease includes a deep cleaning called root planing and scaling. During root planing and scaling, we’ll remove any built-up tartar and bacteria beneath the gumline. Then, we’ll smooth the surface of your roots to help prevent bacteria from reattaching.
While root planing and scaling are part of routine maintenance for periodontal disease, we’re proud to offer laser gum therapy at Noel T. Paredes, DDT. Laser therapy is a minimally invasive technique that allows us to comfortably treat your gum disease without stitches or bleeding.
The Benefits of Laser Therapy
Laser therapy can supplement root planing and scaling by further removing infected bacteria. Once the infection is removed, we’ll use the laser to seal the tissue and help prevent reinfection. This method also encourages healthy gum tissue to regenerate and attach to the teeth.
While many gum disease treatments are more invasive and require sutures, laser gum therapy doesn’t require any surgical tools. Laser therapy also offers a variety of additional benefits, including:
- Precise - Lasers can target the infected tissues with increased accuracy
- Comfortable - A local anesthetic will be applied to minimize any discomfort
- Quick - Less pain and swelling will lead to a fast and effective recovery
Other Laser Therapy Treatments
Dr. Paredes understands the benefits of laser therapy and utilizes this advanced technology in a variety of procedures, including:
Gum disease can cause deep pockets at the gumline, exposing the tooth’s roots. This can lead to frequent infections and eventual tooth loss. Laser gum surgery corrects the effects of gum recession and reduces the risk of future infections.
In addition to being more comfortable, Dr. Paredes prefers laser gum surgery because it encourages tissue regeneration and gum attachment, reducing the risk of tooth loss. Without the use of sutures, you can expect a faster recovery.
If gum disease has progressed to advanced stages, osseous surgery will be necessary to reduce the depth of your pockets. This will rid your mouth of infection and bacteria, and restore the health of your jawbone.
Unlike traditional methods, laser-assisted procedures won’t require any cuts and sutures. This technique will ensure your recovery is smooth with fewer reports of swelling and pain.
Ankyloglossia, or tongue-tie can cause a variety of issues such as difficulty breastfeeding and speech development. Dr. Paredes will utilize laser therapy to free-up space in the frenum so your child can enjoy a natural development without oral issues.
Precise Care With Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is an advanced technology that offers unmatched precision and accuracy. With the help of this advanced technology, we’ll ensure your treatment is comfortable and your recovery time is minimal. Contact our office to learn more about the benefits of laser therapy by calling (559) 824-9524, and we’ll explain how it can improve the health of your smile.