Gum disease treatment is one of the many aspects of medicine that have improved drastically with technology. While traditional gum surgery, with scalpels and stitches, is still being used by some doctors, laser gum surgery has become the gold standard for others. The use of laser dentistry to treat gum disease in Kennewick, WA, has improved comfort, convenience, and overall results for patients with bleeding gums.

Do You Need Gum Disease Treatment?

Most people are surprised to learn that the earliest sign of gum disease is bleeding gums. If you have bleeding gums, tooth sensitivity, bad breath, loose teeth, or receding gums, you need treatment. The first line of defense is often antibiotic therapy or a deep cleaning but if your infection is not caught in the earliest stage or you are anxious during dental procedures, laser dentistry is an excellent therapy for you. 

How Are the Lasers Used in Gum Disease Treatment?

The laser replaces the scalpel completely. With laser treatment, your doctor simply slips the tip of the laser between your gums and teeth, letting the laser light eliminate the bacteria and diseased tissue. It also cauterizes tissue, resulting in minimal bleeding and no need for sutures.

What Are the Benefits of Laser Treatment for Gum Disease?

Many stages of gum disease and numerous teeth can be treated in one visit.

Recovery time is drastically reduced when compared with traditional surgery.

Patients report less discomfort and swelling.

The laser can be used to encourage the regeneration of bone.

Laser is safe for anyone, even patients who have existing medical conditions or those who take medications.

Do you have bleeding gums? Call our office to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Andrew T. Mohlman. He will be happy to answer any questions you have about laser treatment for gum disease in Kennewick, WA, and help you improve the health of your smile.