Getting in to see your dental professional regularly is an important part of preventing the spread of gum disease
, which can occur even if you are good about brushing and flossing your teeth every day. Leaving the disease untreated may lead to its progression and additional damage to the teeth and gums. When it reaches a certain point, surgery may become necessary. Luckily, laser dentistry
offered by Dr. Jeremy Jones at Dentistry of Fishers presents an effective way to combat gum disease
in Fishers, IN. But what is laser dentistry
is still a type of surgical procedure, but it is less invasive than traditional methods. It involves the use of a special laser tool that your dental professional should be trained and familiar with. The tool concentrates the laser to a specific part of the gums, and just the diseased portions are treated without harming the healthy parts of the gums. You may have the option of sedation during the surgery, but you should be able to get back to your normal routine faster than you think.
Effective Gum Disease Treatment
Lasers are effective for treating gum disease because they can target the affected areas without harming the healthy ones. There are several advantages to choosing this procedure:
- Less Invasive: While the lasers still “cut away” the diseased tissue, there are no traditional incisions to worry about with laser dentistry, making it a less invasive procedure.
- Less Pain: Because there are no incisions, there is also less pain associated with treatment. Most over-the-counter medications can help control any discomfort.
- Shorter Downtime: It does not take as long to recover from laser gum treatment, and you may even be able to get back to work immediately.
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and our staff can help you manage the effects of gum disease
. To learn more about our treatment options and to schedule
a consultation, contact our office today.