August 24, 2016

Regardless of the extent or progression of your gum disease, laser gum disease treatment may be an option. Gum disease can be harmful to your overall physical health, and may get worse over time if not treated correctly, but your periodontist in Brentwood, TN can help you determine which treatment is right for you. Every case is unique, so we encourage a full evaluation before any treatments are chosen.

How It Works

When a laser is used to treat gum disease, the first step is to strip away diseased gums with the laser.  Second, the laser heats the area in order to form a clot, and the wound is cauterized. This treatment is most often used to treat gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is a milder, less destructive form of gum disease, while periodontitis can cause the bone structure in the mouth and the gums to totally deteriorate.

Eight Benefits of Treatment

Laser treatment for gum disease is a new technology that is changing the way the condition is treated. Overall, the procedure is painless and kills harmful bacteria while still preserving teeth that may have been lost with previous teeth. Some of the benefits of laser treatment include:

  • Sealing of deep periodontal pockets
  • Eliminates or reduces the loss of teeth
  • Regenerates ligament and bone tissue
  • No bleeding of gums after treatment due to the cauterizing of the wound by the laser
  • Reduced need for anesthesia, as pain is minimal
  • Reduced anxiety in patients that fear the dentist or any treatments
  • Healthy tooth is preserved during cavity removal
  • Minimal swelling when soft tissues are treated

Typical uses for lasers include tooth decay, lesion removal or biopsy, teeth whitening and treatment for periodontal disease. As technology advances, it is clear that lasers are becoming vital in every periodontist’s office.

Call Us Today

At Dr. Akin’s office, we offer you all the benefits that come from laser treatment for many conditions. Call us today at 615-829-8079 to schedule an appointment to learn more.



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