August 24, 2016

Some individuals may not realize how critical proper oral care is to overall body health. Oral issues can lead to infection and even disease throughout the rest of the body. That is why it is critical that such problems be addressed quickly. For gum disease, laser dentistry can prove to be very beneficial.

Its Purpose

In general, lasers are used in many non-invasive procedures to address a number of health issues. Laser dentistry is commonly used to address gum disease. This inflammatory disease occurs when bacteria develops in the mouth, usually due to plaque that has hardened into tartar. This can cause the gums to swell and bleed, and eventually lead to tooth loosening and decay. The bacteria and tartar build up must be addressed, and laser gum surgery is able to do both without damaging healthy tissue.

How it Works

At Absolute Smile, laser dentistry is completed using the Picasso Diode Laser. The laser makes an incision into the pocket around the tooth, while simultaneously targeting and killing the harmful bacteria. A small scraping tool is then used to remove the plaque and tartar buildup on the tooth. Any particles are removed with water pressure, and then the procedure is finished up with the laser. Through the process the healthy tissue is stimulated, which encourages quick healing.


There are a few important benefits of undergoing laser gum surgery rather than other gum disease treatments.

  • The procedure is minimally invasive.
  • The laser incisions are small, which requires no stitches, reduces inflammation and bleeding and results in less pain.
  • The laser promotes faster healing by stimulating the gum tissue.
  • The jaw bone is strengthened and existing teeth are protected.
  • No healthy gum tissue is destroyed during the process.

As you can see, there are strong benefits to undergoing laser gum surgery to treat gum disease in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Eric Friedman and Dr. Boris Friedman, along with the rest of the team, would love the opportunity to assist you through the process. For more information, contact us today.



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