Advanced cases of gum disease, more commonly known as periodontal disease, can make you very uncomfortable due to sore gums, bad breath, receding gums, and loose teeth. These symptoms occur due to the buildup of bacteria in pockets in your gums. If not treated, the bacteria can get into your bloodstream and increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Great Grins Dental is one of the few dental practices in Austin that offer laser gum therapy - an FDA approved procedure for the treatment of advanced gum disease.
Are You a Candidate for Laser Gum Therapy?
Minor gum infections that don’t heal on their own can be treated by ozone and ultrasonic cleaning by a dental professional. But with advanced cases of gum disease, you need specialist care offered by a periodontist, which may involve surgery that is both invasive and costly.
Great Grins Dental offers you a conservative and non-invasive treatment option for moderate to severe cases of gum disease. Laser gum therapy eliminates the need for cutting or sutures to treat periodontal disease.
Other benefits of laser periodontal therapy include:
- Virtually painless
- Minimally invasive treatments
- Minimal side effects with some cases of mild swelling
- Fast healing and recovery time
- Facilitates the reduction in pocket depths
- Prevents infection
- Time and cost savings
The procedure is performed through a process referred to as Wavelength-optimized Periodontal Therapy (WPT), which involves the use of two different laser wavelengths.
How WPT Works
This minimally invasive gum disease treatment combines two of the best laser wavelengths in dentistry:
- ND:YAG laser energy - superior for deep disinfection and coagulation
- Er:YAG laser energy - ideal for gentle removal of plaque and tartar from the root surface and the infected surface tissue
When used together, they dramatically improve the success rate of treatment while minimizing recovery times. Basically, the treatment creates the ideal conditions for the gum tissues to heal, helps to reduce pocket depths, and prevents infection for fast recovery.
Great Grins Offers Laser Gum Therapy in Austin
If you are looking for a safe and effective way to treat periodontal disease, please visit Great Grins Dental in Austin so Dr. Fossum can see whether Laser Gum Therapy will work for you.