When gum disease advances into the more severe stages, it can cause tooth decay, missing teeth and damage to your gum tissue and bone. It is best to get treatment for your periodontal disease as soon as you notice symptoms. However, many people avoid it because of their fear that the treatment will be invasive and painful. With laser dentistry, this fear no longer has to control your decisions. It is a less invasive procedure with minimal pain and discomfort that our prosthodontist, Dr. Schmidt, often recommends to patients with periodontal disease.
How It Works
Rather than relying on scalpels and invasive tools, these procedures utilize lasers to clean and remove damaged tissue. The laser beam provides enhanced precision that makes it easy to target just the damaged areas and allows access to hard to reach places. This reduces a lot of the pain and discomfort traditionally associated with these procedures.
Types of Laser Procedures
There are several different procedures that incorporate lasers to treat periodontal disease:
The most common treatment for gum disease uses the laser to remove damaged tissue as well as any bacteria, toxins and debris so you have a healthier mouth and less risk of infections. This also makes it easier for your gum tissue and bone to regenerate so you can maintain your teeth for longer.
Contact the office of Smile in the City today to see if you are a candidate for laser dentistry in Manhattan, NY. Do not wait any longer to get treatment; with laser therapy, you no longer have to dread the pain and discomfort so you can finally get help.