Gum Disease Laser Therapy

water pik being used during gum examWhat is Gum Disease Laser Therapy?

Gum laser therapy is a state-of-the-art procedure for treating gum disease that is less invasive than traditional gum surgery. The procedure uses laser technology to remove damaged tissue and harmful bacteria from the gums as well as the area surrounding the roots of teeth. This procedure maintains the height of the gum tissue surrounding the teeth. Dr. Harding is thrilled to provide this cutting-edge technology to his patients in the West Bend area. There are many advantages to using laser therapy to treat advanced gum disease when compared to the traditional surgical method.


What are the benefits of Gum Laser Therapy?

  • Increased comfort – When using laser gum therapy to treat gum disease, bleeding is dramatically reduced, swelling is also minimized, there is no charring and no drilling. The procedure is quick, effective, and pain-free, which naturally alleviates any stress and anxiety that many patients associate with dental work. Postoperative sensitivity is also greatly diminished in laser dentistry, and recovery time is greatly reduced in comparison with traditional surgical procedures. Thanks to the gentle nature of the laser procedure, healing in the mouth begins immediately once the work is completed!
  • Reduced risk of bacterial infection – The treatment uses a high-energy laser beam that sterilizes the area as it is working, which greatly reduces the risk of bacterial infections associated with traditional surgery.
  • Reduced need for anesthesia – Because the laser procedure is essentially painless, there is no need for Novacaine injections or anesthesia. In some cases, we may use a light anesthetic spray. Laser gum disease therapy eliminates the risk of complications as well as the expenses associated with anesthesia.


What can be achieved with Laser Gum Disease Therapy?

Laser technology can be used to perform a variety of dental procedures including gum grafting, frenectomy, and osseous surgery, among others. Laser technology also allows Dr. Harding to stimulate the regeneration of new gum tissue. Because the treatment stimulates stem cells in the gums to regenerate, while also triggering the production of collagen, laser gum therapy contributes to the growth of healthy new connective tissues and bone. The procedure stimulates the body’s natural healing process to regenerate new healthy gum tissue and eliminate diseased tissue painlessly. The risk of gum disease returning is also greatly reduced when laser therapy is used in comparison to traditional surgical treatments.

Don’t let gum disease ruin your smile. Contact our office today to schedule a checkup with Dr. Harding and nip gum disease in the bud.