Find out how laser gum surgery can treat more mild to severe forms of periodontal disease.
If you’ve been told that you have mild to severe gum disease you may be wondering what your treatment options are. Our Santa Ana/Tustin, CA, periodontist Dr. Ramyar Elyassian understands that many people dealing with gum disease are looking for effective treatments but would prefer to skip invasive surgical procedures. The good news is that we’ve traded a scalpel for a laser to treat those with all forms of periodontal disease.
How does laser gum surgery work?
Instead of using a scalpel and drill to remove both damaged soft/hard tissue and tartar buildup, our Santa Ana/Tustin, CA, periodontist uses a specialized laser that can do the same job as a scalpel but with less invasive techniques.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, which will numb the area prior to laser surgery. After the procedure is complete, our team will talk to you about how often you should come in for follow-ups to make sure that the procedure was a success.
What are the benefits of laser gum surgery?
As compared to traditional surgery, laser gum surgery offers some pretty incredible benefits for our patients. For one, the procedure is far less invasive than traditional surgery which means fewer post-op side effects such as bleeding, pain, and swelling.
Most people can manage their pain and swelling with over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen, and symptoms will subside quickly. Plus, since laser gum surgery is minimally invasive, most of our patients can return to their normal routine the very next day (or even the very same day).
Who should consider laser gum surgery?
If you’ve already been diagnosed with gum disease and you’re looking for an effective treatment option that will help you to avoid traditional surgery, then you may want to sit down with our periodontal team to find out how laser gum surgery could help you.
Don’t let gum disease cause serious complications for your oral health. Our Santa Ana/Tustin, CA, periodontist and his team here at Dental Implant and Laser Surgical Specialists can provide you with effective laser treatment. To learn more about laser gum surgery and whether it’s right for you, please call (714) 730-3746.