January 16th is National Without a Scalpel Day, and we are taking the initiative to educate our patients about the benefits of laser gum surgery. While there are times where a scalpel may be necessary to fix a problem, the benefits of laser surgery are many. As a laser dentist in St. Petersburg, FL, Dr. Crawford is proud to offer his patients the valuable option of laser surgery for treating gum disease.
According to the American Academy of Periodontology, over half of adult Americans suffer from some type of periodontal disease. We are committed to educating our patients about the dangers of gum disease, and also offering alternative options to treating the disease before it gets out of control.
No Scars, Stitches or Cutting
With laser gum surgery, there is no cutting involved. This means there is no need for stitches or sutures, which can be painful and uncomfortable even after treatment. Without an incision site, there is no scarring after the gums are treated, leaving your mouth looking as natural as possible.
Shorter Recovery Time
Most traditional gum surgeries include anywhere from 2-4 weeks of recovery time, combined with serious pain and swelling that makes even the most basic tasks difficult. With laser surgery, the recovery time is less than 24 hours, and most patients return to work or everyday life immediately after the procedure is finished.
A Safer Option
While you should always consult a professional to determine if you are a good candidate for surgery, even patients with health concerns like diabetes are eligible for laser surgery. Speak to your dentist or periodontist today to determine what the best course of action is for your particular situation.
Protect Your Entire Body
Periodontal disease can affect the entire body, and we offer disease treatment that improves the health of both your mouth and your body. Call us today to learn more about laser surgery at 727-498-4910.