There are numerous differences between laser gum surgery and osseous surgery. In the past, cutting and stitching the gum tissue was the only way to relieve gum disease. Now there is a much more preferable method that carries many outstanding benefits. When people with gum disease in Miami, FL need relief, there is a reason they turn to Dr. Scott B. Ross for laser treatment.
Laser treatments have been in use in dentistry for many years now. As a result, professionals have found people who receive laser treatment continue to benefit from the results years later. One such study found that 98 percent of patients continued to be stable five years after the treatment.
Less Discomfort and Pain
You can still expect some discomfort and a little bleeding from laser gum surgery, but it will not be as noticeable as osseous surgery. The reason for this is that our periodontist does not have to actually cut into the tissue. Instead, the laser targets harmful bacteria, leaving the underlying structures intact.
Shorter Recovery Time
With traditional surgery, most patients need between two to four weeks to recover fully. During this time, you will be restricted in what you can and cannot eat. However, recovery time for laser surgery typically only lasts 24 hours. You will likely even find you can go back to work the very next day.
Osseous surgery generally requires two appointments. With laser gum surgery, most people only require one visit that lasts approximately one hour. There will also need to be a follow-up appointment, but it is much easier to work this treatment into your already busy schedule.
A Great Team That Cares About Your Health
With gum disease, there is no time to waste. Get in touch with a professional at South Florida Periodontics & Dental Implants to see whether you qualify for the treatment, and you can soon vastly improve your oral health.