Our dentist may recommend laser periodontal treatment to help manage gum disease and improve your oral health. Here at Mountain Wellness Dentistry, we use the advanced DEKA CO2 laser as well as a LANAP® PerioLase® laser to provide your care. These advanced lasers provides a more pleasant and effective treatment experience, reducing pain, swelling and bleeding as well as disease-causing bacteria. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Yelle and learn more about periodontal laser therapy in Monument, Colorado, call us today at 719-488-2375.
Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease is a degenerative dental condition caused by the harmful bacteria in plaque. As this plaque builds up on the teeth, the bacteria in the mouth infect and inflame the gums and supporting tissues, eventually leading to tooth loss, bone loss and gum recession if untreated. By using a laser to treat gum disease, our dentist and team can ensure that harmful bacteria is eliminated in the safest, most comfortable and most effective way possible.
The DEKA CO2 laser and the PerioLase laser are noncontact lasers, meaning that there is no drilling, cutting or invasive reduction of the gumline. Instead, this laser treatment offers a minimally invasive approach that targets only the treatment area, preserving healthy gum tissue and protecting the tooth roots. Benefits of periodontal laser treatment include:
- Minimal discomfort
- Reduced bleeding
- Greatly reduced risk of infection following treatment
- Faster healing after your procedure
- No need for sutures
For more information about laser gum treatment and to set up an appointment with our skilled dentist, give us a call today!