Cleanliness and Safety

The Benefits of Choosing Laser Dentistry

June 11, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — lifetimedentalteam @ 2:59 am

Close up of dental laser treating gum diseaseIf you’re experiencing red, swollen, or bleeding gums, they are symptoms of gingivitis, which is the first stage of gum disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that at least 50% of adults over the age of 35 have a form of gum disease. The infection is a leading cause of tooth loss and is linked to an increased risk of various health issues, including Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and diabetes. Thankfully, gingivitis is easy to treat using laser dentistry. Here are a few benefits of choosing a soft tissue dental laser to stop the infection in its tracks.

Minimally Invasive

Gum disease is caused by bacteria found in plaque and tartar buildup, which is often caused by poor oral hygiene. Traditionally, scaling and root planing are used to remove tartar and bacteria from above and below the gum line. In some cases, diseased tissue must be removed, which typically involves a scalpel and sutures. 

You don’t have to worry about any cutting or stitches when choosing a soft tissue laser. A highly concentrated beam of light energy targets infected gum tissue. This method is minimally invasive, causing less damage to surrounding tissues.

Quicker Healing and Recovery Times

A soft tissue laser offers a quicker recovery than using any traditional method. The laser cauterizes your gums as it treats the area, reducing the risk of post-operative bleeding and inflammation. It also stimulates the regeneration of healthy gum tissue to promote a quicker recovery. In as little as 1-2 weeks, your mouth will be healed.

Reduces Your Risk of Infections

The soft tissue laser kills bacteria on contact. This ensures there are no harmful bacteria left hidden in your mouth. There’s also less risk of infections during your recovery.

Pinpoint Accuracy

A soft tissue laser gives your dentist pinpoint accuracy when treating infected tissue. This ensures healthy tissue is left untouched while eradicating the infection. This unmatched precision not only makes laser dentistry suitable for gum disease treatment, but it can also benefit patients with an uneven gum line or a gummy smile. It can recontour the gum line to make teeth look proportionate.

A soft tissue laser allows you to benefit from the best when treating gingivitis and gum disease. You’ll invest in a healthy smile using a safe, effective solution.

About Dr. Michitti

Dr. Michitti achieved his dental degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and has been recognized as a “Top 1% Dentist” with a Mastership status in the Academy of General Dentistry. He has continued his training regularly to provide the most advanced treatments, including laser dentistry for gum disease treatment. Request an appointment through his website or call his office at (413) 831-5531.

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