Lynn Dental Care Explains Laser Surgery
As technology advances, so does dental care. You’ve probably heard of laser eye surgery or LASIK before, but did you know laser gum surgery is also available? Periolase is an advanced laser treatment that we use here at Lynn Dental Care. Through the use of these advanced lasers, we are able to remove bacteria and diseased tissue easily. This makes gum disease treatment much more efficient while reducing pain at the same time.
Benefits of Laser Surgery Over Traditional Surgery
Laser surgery has an array of benefits that make it preferable to traditional periodontal surgery. Obviously, the first thing that attracts most patients to it is the fact that it is very noninvasive. You won’t even need a general anesthetic, unlike traditional surgery. To make you as comfortable as possible, a local anesthetic is still used to numb the areas where scaling will be done. Due to the noninvasive nature of the surgery, your healing and recovery times may be lessened too. It is also much faster, typically the laser surgery process only takes a few minutes. The scaling process for periodontal disease is what typically takes the longest.
All of these factors also equate to less pain overall. It also isn’t typically any more expensive than regular surgery. This depends entirely on the state of your gums, and you should consult with your periodontist at Lynn Dental Care about this factor.
What do the Lasers Do?
Lasers are, put simply, energy harnessed into a focused beam of light. The energy is so focused that it can be used for cutting and dissolving diseased tissue and bacteria. Lasers are also used for whitening procedures. The heat has bleaching properties. Lasers are very safe and are FDA approved for medical use. Keep in mind, lasers are only safe when under the supervision of a trained professional. Lynn Dental Care is certified to use these kinds of treatments, so you can rest assured that we’ll give you the best treatment possible.
Contact Lynn Dental Care for Laser Surgery Needs
If you are in need of laser dental surgery, contact Lynn Dental Care today. We are a comprehensive dental clinic that strives to use the latest technology to provide you with the best dental care possible. If you have any additional questions about laser dental surgery, feel free to contact us. For an appointment, contact us or view the Lynn Dental Care website for more information.