WHAT IS LASER GUM TREATMENT?
Maintaining the health of your gums is extremely important since conditions, like gum disease and oral cancer, can affect both your dental and overall wellness if left untreated. At Oakridge Dental in Farmington, UT, we utilize laser technologies to treat a wide range of periodontal issues. Our high-powered laser allows board-certified dentist Dr. Brian Call to offer highly effective solutions for the advanced stages of gum disease (periodontitis and advanced periodontitis). Dr. Call also utilizes laser technology to perform oral pathologies for the detection of cancer and precancer in your mouth. Laser gum treatments can also be performed to execute certain cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as gum sculpting, to reduce the appearance of a "gummy" smile. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Call to learn more about laser gum treatments at his office in Farmington, UT.
WHO NEEDS LASER GUM TREATMENT?
There are many instances in which laser gum treatments may be performed. For gum disease, laser technology can be utilized to remove plaque and bacteria that sits deep within the gum pockets. For a biopsy, the laser can be used to remove tissue from the necessary area. Laser gum treatment can also help if you would like to eliminate overgrown gum tissue and reveal more of your natural enamel for a more attractive smile. When compared to traditional gum surgery, laser gum treatments tend to be less invasive and do not require stitches. You will require little or no anesthesia during this treatment and will also enjoy a shorter recovery period.
HOW IS GUM TREATMENT WITH A LASER DONE?
Laser gum treatment can be performed in our office since it normally only requires local anesthesia. Nevertheless, other sedation options can be made available if you require additional assistance with relaxation and feeling comfortable. Prior to your treatment, Dr. Call will go over exactly what you can expect during your session process, whether you're being treated for gum disease, getting a dental biopsy, having your teeth lengthened, or undergoing aesthetic gum contouring. The laser reduces bleeding and often omits the need for sutures.
Dr. Call will provide you with post-treatment care instructions before you're sent home to heal. Since your gums will be tender or swollen, you may want to follow a liquid or soft food diet for a few days. For gum disease therapy or crown lengthening, you may have to make another appointment so Dr. Call can assess your progress and determine if another treatment is required. When a biopsy has been taken, you might need to return to our office to receive your results. If oral cancer is found, Dr. Call will go over your treatment options and determine the next step from there.
ERADICATE PERIODONTAL DISEASE
To perform quick, safe, and efficient gum treatments, board-certified dentist Dr. Brian Call utilizes an advanced laser system for a variety of cosmetic and periodontal procedures. Whether your goal is to attain a more attractive smile or you require periodontal care or a biopsy, laser gum remedies result in easier appointments and much shorter healing periods. To learn more about laser gum treatments, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Call, reach out to our team at Oakridge Dental in Farmington, UT.