Before dental lasers, periodontal treatments and surgical procedures were very uncomfortable for patients, especially those with dental anxiety. Today, Durango Laser Dentistry uses laser gum therapy as a safe, comfortable and quick way to fight the progression of gum disease for patients of all ages.
Signs of Gum Disease To Watch For
Gum disease is a degenerative issue caused by bacteria found in plaque. When this is left untreated, you may encounter tooth loss, bone loss and gum recession. Our dentist can assess your need for laser gum therapy if you have:
- Red, swollen gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Tooth sensitivity
- Loose teeth
- Discomfort when chewing
- Receding gums
Often with gum disease, patients do not feel any pain or discomfort from the disease! If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, please give us a call to schedule an appointment.
What To Expect During Treatment
For laser gum therapy, Dr. Mason Miner uses the BIOLASE® Waterlase all-tissue laser that utilizes water and air. This handheld device allows our dentist and team to clean and disinfect the impacted areas of your mouth without causing any of the frequently noted pain associated with metal tools and heat-based lasers. We use this laser as an advanced way to kill bacteria and remove infected tissue to improve the health of your teeth and gums.
Benefits of Laser Gum Therapy
There are many benefits of laser gum therapy, such as:
- Faster treatment
- More precision
- Less discomfort
- No need for stitches
- Minimal bleeding
- Lower risk of infection
- No need to use caustic chemicals that are typically used to clean the root surfaces
Quick, Comfortable Treatment You Can Trust
Think you might have signs of gum disease and could benefit from laser gum therapy in Durango, Colorado? Contact us today at 970-247-2677 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mason Miner to find out!