Laser Gum Treatment (Laser Periodontal Therapy for Gum Disease) – San Diego, CA*

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Overview

Having healthy gums is extremely important since problems, like gum disease and oral cancer, can affect both your oral and general health if not treated properly. At Dental Express, we utilize laser technologies to deal with a broad array of gum (periodontal) conditions. Our state-of-the-art laser helps us perform more efficient treatments of periodontitis (the advanced stage of gum disease). We also use laser technology to perform oral biopsies that detect pre-cancer and cancer in your mouth. Certain cosmetic dentistry procedures also use laser technologies to help sculpt the gums or decrease the appearance of a "gummy" smile. Schedule an appointment with us to learn more about laser gum treatments at one of our offices in San Diego, CA.

Best Candidates

There are lots of instances in which a laser gum treatment could be performed. If you have periodontal disease, the laser can be employed to eliminate plaque and bacteria that is deep in the pockets of your gum tissue. For a biopsy, the laser is used to excise tissue in the needed area. Laser gum therapy can also help if you wish to get rid of excess gum tissue and then increase teeth visibility to get a more attractive smile. Compared to classic surgery on the gums, laser gum therapies are less invasive and don't require stitches. You may need little or no anesthesia during this gum treatment and less healing time.

What to Expect

A laser gum treatment generally only needs local anesthesia. Nevertheless, other sedation choices could be available if you have anxiety. Before your procedure, our team will provide information about being treated for gum disease, getting a dental biopsy, having crown lengthening, or undergoing cosmetic gum sculpting. The laser minimizes bleeding and frequently omits the need for stitches.

Recovery

Our team will provide you with post-treatment care instructions before you are allowed to leave. Since your gums may be sore or swollen, you may choose to stick to a liquid or soft food diet for a few days. For gum disease treatment or crown lengthening, you might want to schedule a follow-up appointment so we can assess your recovery and decide if a second treatment is necessary. When a biopsy has been performed, you may need to come back to our office to receive your results. If oral cancer is diagnosed, one of our dentists will discuss your treatment options and what to do next.

Insurance Coverage

Once your laser gum treatment plan is created, our team will go over the payment options. Dental Express accepts lots of payment methods, including low-interest medical financing. If you have insurance, we can contact your provider to determine your coverage and out-of-pocket costs.

Laser Gum Therapy

If you want a quicker and more accurate periodontal treatment, we utilize an advanced laser system for cosmetic and restorative procedures. Whether you need to take care of gum disease, get an oral biopsy, or improve the appearance of your smile, laser gum treatments provide quicker visits and healing times. To learn more about laser treatments or to make a consultation, contact one of our San Diego, CA offices.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.