Why Choose Laser Gum Therapy?

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Why Choose Laser Gum Therapy?

At Cardinal Dental, we’re proud to provide our patients with a variety of treatments using laser gum therapy.

What Is Laser Gum Therapy?

Laser gum therapy is actually a type of surgery that uses a special type of laser instead of a scalpel. This laser surgery is commonly used to perform a variety of surgeries that involve the gum tissues such as a frenectomy, gingivectomy, and even the removal and sterilization of diseased gum tissues during periodontal disease treatment.

5 Benefits of Laser Gum Therapy

1. Fewer Side Effects
Laser gum therapy instantly cauterizes the “incision” sites. As a result, patients bleed less, experience less post-operative swelling or inflammation, and they experience less pain during recovery.

2. Faster Recovery
Traditional surgical tools cause excess tissue damage which requires a longer recovery time. With the traditional surgical method of using a scalpel and stitches to close a wound, patients require much longer to heal and recover.

Laser gum therapy accelerates recovery time with no need to cut tissues with a scalpel or to sew up wounds with stitches.

3. Instant Sterilization and Lower Infection Risk
The laser used in laser gum therapy not only instantly cauterizes tissues but also instantly kills bacteria and sterilizes the treatment area. As a result, there’s a much lower risk of patients becoming infected after treatment.

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4. Fewer Food Restrictions
With no stitches, a much simpler recovery, and a reduced risk of infection, patients have way fewer post-operative dietary restrictions.

Traditional gum surgery methods require patients to eat a diet of only soft foods for a few weeks after surgery. With laser gum therapy, patients are recommended to wait a few days before eating hard foods, but many feel well enough immediately after to continue enjoying their normal diet.

5. No Need for General Anesthesia
Traditional gum surgery typically requires patients to be anesthetized with general anesthesia. With laser gum therapy, only the use of local anesthetics to numb the treatment area is typically required.

Laser Gum Therapy With Our La Mesa Dentist

Dr. Paul Michels at Cardinal Dental in La Mesa is pleased to be able to provide his patients with periodontal disease treatment and other surgical procedures with the use of laser gum therapy. If you’ve been diagnosed with periodontal disease or would like to learn more about periodontal therapy, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule a consultation today.

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