Laser Gum Treatment in San Diego, CA

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Overview

Having healthy gums is extremely important. Problems like gum disease and oral cancer can affect both your oral and general health if not treated properly. At Dental Express, we use state-of-the-art laser technology to deal with a broad range of gum (periodontal) conditions. This advanced treatment allows us to perform periodontal therapy more efficiently, take biopsies to detect precancerous or cancerous spots in your mouth, and perform cosmetic treatments like gum-sculpting to reduce “gummy” smiles. If you’re interested in laser gum treatment or you want to learn more about it, call us or set up an appointment at one of our locations in San Diego, CA.

Best Candidates

Laser treatment is a great option for anyone in need of periodontal treatment, an oral biopsy, or gum reduction. If you have periodontitis, we can use the laser to eliminate plaque and bacteria hidden deep in the pockets of your gums. For biopsies, we use it to extract tissue from the affected area. And for gum therapy, the laser removes excess gum tissue to show more of your teeth and give you a less gummy smile. Laser gum treatment is less invasive than surgery, requires little to no anesthesia, and doesn’t require stitches or lengthy recovery times.

What to Expect

We typically use local anesthesia for laser gum therapy, but we’re happy to provide other sedation options to make your treatment more comfortable. Depending on your treatment, our team will give you a breakdown of what to expect before you begin, whether it’s for gum disease, a biopsy, or cosmetic sculpting. With laser gum treatment, bleeding is minimal, and there’s no need for stitches.

Recovery

Based on the treatment you received, our team will give you specific instructions on caring for your teeth after your appointment. Your gums may be swollen or sensitive for a few days, so you might want to stick to liquids and soft foods while they heal. If you had a periodontal or crown lengthening treatment, we might recommend a follow-up appointment to monitor your progress and determine if you need additional treatment. For biopsies, we may schedule a follow-up appointment to give you your results. If you’re diagnosed with oral cancer, your dentist will talk with you about treatment options and the best way forward for you and your dental health.

Insurance Coverage

Depending on your laser gum treatment, our team will go over expenses and payment options with you. If you’re insured, we’ll get in touch with your provider to assess your coverage, benefits, and out-of-pocket costs. For patients without dental insurance, Dental Express accepts many different payment methods, including low-interest medical financing. Whatever your situation may be, we’ll find a solution that works best for you and your wallet.

Laser Gum Therapy

Laser gum therapy uses advanced technology to treat periodontitis faster and more efficiently, extract tissue for biopsies, and give you your ideal smile. This leading-edge treatment is a fantastic choice for anyone looking to improve their dental health while spending less time in the dentist’s chair and less time recovering. To learn more about laser treatments or schedule a consultation, contact one of our San Diego, CA offices.

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