Treating gum disease at your periodontist in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, has often involved gum surgery in the past. If gum disease, also known as periodontitis, advances far enough, it requires more extensive intervention to return to optimum oreal health. These days, instead of simply cutting through healthy tissue to get to the infected areas, Dr. Tom McCawley and Dr. Mark McCawley can use laser dentistry for more effective treatment.
What Is Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry involves the use of a laser that targets diseased tissue and cuts it away without having to cut into healthy tissue. This involves advanced training with the laser tool, which is why you should choose your dental professional carefully.
What are the Specific Benefits?
In the past, patients were required to take days off from work to prepare and recover from traditional gum surgery. Laser treatment offers a number of benefits over the traditional route:
It is less painful, making treatment easier on you
It includes a quicker recovery, which means you get back to your normal routine faster
It is minimally invasive, which means much less cutting
It targets diseased tissue without adversely affecting the healthy tissue
Do Minimally Invasive Options Really Matter?
In today’s busy world, you do not have time to take days or weeks off from work and your social obligations to recover from dental surgery. Minimally invasive options are ideal because most patients prefer minimal interference in their daily life. You experience less pain as a result and can get back to normal much faster with a healthier mouth.
How Can You Schedule an Appointment?
If you are concerned about the state of your gums, it may be time to visit your periodontist in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. We offer a number of treatment options to get your gums back to their healthy state, including laser options. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. McCawley.