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Suffering from gum disease? If you have gum disease, your gum tissue may not respond to good oral hygiene and nonsurgical treatments. In that case, your dentist may recommend laser gum surgery. Laser surgery is a breakthrough in the treatment of gum disease. Dental Implant and Laser Surgical Specialists, which is located in Tustin, CA, and serving the Orange, Tustin, Santa Ana, and Irvine, CA, area, offers treatments for gum disease. Dr. Ramyar Elyassian is one of the finest dentists in Tustin, CA, serving the Orange, Tustin, Santa Ana, and Irvine, CA, area.
The Risks of Gum Disease
Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is a serious gum infection. Untreated gum disease can destroy your gums, erode your jawbone, and lead to loss of teeth. Gum disease disease is also linked to many health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, heart attacks, stroke, and premature births. Gum disease has even been linked with dementia. Periodontal disease treatment can improve your health and lower these risks.
How Laser Surgery Works
Laser surgery removes diseased gum tissue through the use of laser light. After administering local anesthesia, a dentist places a fiber optic strand between the gum and tooth. Pulses of laser light destroys bacteria and sterilize the site. A second periodontal probe removes plaque buildup on the tooth through the use of high frequency vibrations. Lastly, the dentist makes a final pass with the fiber optic strand, causing a small blood clot to form. The blood clot will promote reattachment of the tooth and gum during the healing process.
Benefits of the Procedure
Laser surgery offers better clinical results while reducing the need for more invasive therapies. Laser surgery doesn’t cut into your gums like traditional gum surgery. Lasers eliminate the need for dental drills. This reduces the pressure and discomfort that patients feel. With minimal discomfort, you will feel more relaxed and less anxious during treatment. The procedure is safe for all patients, including those with chronic diseases.
Life After the Procedure
After the procedure, your dentist will give you a set of instructions for self care. You will only be allowed to eat certain foods and have to follow certain oral hygiene instructions. Follow-up visits to check for complications usually occur after one week, one month and three months after the procedure. The level of success can only be determined about a healing period between 9 and 12 months.
Say goodbye to gum disease for good! Call Dental Implant and Laser Surgical Specialists at (714) 730-3746 today to schedule an appointment in our office in Tustin, CA, and serving the Orange, Tustin, Santa Ana, and Irvine, CA, areas. We will help you heal your gum disease once and for all. You will experience exemplary service and state-of-the-art care at Dental Implant and Laser Surgical Specialists!
Have you put off gum surgery because you're worried that it will be a painful experience? Laser gum surgery offers a better way to treat periodontal disease. Our Orange County, CA, periodontist, Dr. Ramyar Elyassian of Dental Implant and Laser Surgical Specialists, discusses the advantages of the surgery.
Why should I choose laser gum surgery?
Laser surgery eliminates scalpels and sutures, reducing pain and shortening the recovery period. Traditional gum surgery involves cutting your gums to reach tartar that has accumulated on teeth roots. The surgery involves scraping off tartar from the roots, reshaping bone affected by the disease and removing diseased portions of your gums. At the end of the surgery, your gums are sutured tightly against your teeth.
Not surprisingly, recovering from traditional gum surgery can be painful. In addition to taking pain medication, you will also need to stock up on soft foods, as you'll be unable to eat anything else for a few weeks.
Laser gum surgery involves removing tartar with an ultrasonic scaler, then using laser light to kill bacteria and remove diseased gum tissue. A tiny laser fiber placed between your teeth and gums delivers the laser light that targets diseased tissue without damaging healthy tissue. A blood clot, rather than sutures, secures your gums to your teeth at the conclusion of the surgery.
Laser treatment offers several important benefits, such as:
- Reduced Pain: After your treatment, you may only need over-the-counter medications to control pain and swelling.
- No Bleeding: Because your gums aren't cut during laser surgery, you won't experience bleeding.
- Fewer Diet Restrictions: You'll need to follow a liquid diet for a few days after laser surgery and a soft diet for an additional three days. Thanks to laser gum surgery, you can return to your regular diet much sooner.
- Faster Healing: Using a laser rather than a scalpel means that you'll heal much faster than people who have had traditional gum surgery. In fact, you can resume your normal activities immediately after your treatment.
- Fewer Treatments: Laser gum surgery usually only requires one or two treatments in our Orange County office.
Laser gum surgery makes treatment of gum disease a much more pleasant experience. If you're concerned about gum disease, call our Orange County, CA, periodontist, Dr. Elyassian of Dental Implant and Laser Surgical Specialists, at (714) 730-3746 to schedule an appointment.