If you have advanced gum disease, it may be time to take some action and see a periodontist. Our practice at Nashville Periodontal Group offers laser gum surgery to help treat diseased gums. We can help you finally get relief and give your gums a chance to heal. Dr. Will Akin is a skilled periodontist who has years of experience performing laser surgery and advising patients with periodontal disease. Learn how Dr. Akin can help and give you a reason to smile again.
During the Procedure
In the past, gum surgery was often an uncomfortable procedure that many patients tried to avoid. The periodontist used a scalpel to cut away diseased gum tissue and remove pockets of infection in the gums. Today, everything has changed with the advances of laser gum surgery.
Instead of scalpels, Dr. Akin uses a precise dental laser that can help clear away the damage left behind by gum disease. Your periodontist can give you a simple local anesthetic during the procedure to make you feel comfortable. Because of the precision of the laser, no stitches are needed at the conclusion of the surgery.
After the Procedure
After your surgery has finished, recovery time is minimal with laser gum surgery. Instead of powerful prescription pain medication, most patients feel comfortable with an over-the-counter product for comfort. Many patients feel well enough to return to work or other activities the same day of the surgery.
The most important thing to know about your recovery from laser gum surgery is how to keep your gums healthy and strong post procedure. It is vital to adopt an effective oral health routine that includes proper brushing and daily flossing. While the dental laser can help regenerate healthy gum tissue, it is up to you to maintain your gum’s health for the long term.
If you are interested in finding out more about how laser gum surgery can give your gums new life, contact our office today. Dr. Akin can take a look and give you some advice about what procedure would be best for your teeth and gums.