Laser Gum Treatment

Prosthodontic and Cosmetic Dentist & Implant Dentistry located in Pasadena, CA
Laser Gum Treatment

Laser Gum Treatment services offered in Pasadena, CA

Gum disease can cause loose teeth, contribute to decay, and even cause some teeth to fall out. If you have red or bleeding gums caused by gum disease, Dental Studio of Pasadena in Pasadena, California, can help. Their team of experts offers laser gum treatment that removes every trace of infection and restores the health of your gums and teeth. Call Dental Studio of Pasadena to learn more about laser gum treatment, or book an appointment online today.

Laser Gum Treatment Q&A

What is laser gum treatment?

Laser gum treatment is a safe, effective alternative to surgery for periodontal (gum) disease. Instead of cutting into your gums, lasers use intense light beams to remove and remodel the diseased gum tissue.

Traditional metal instruments can slip into the tissue, causing pain, but this can’t happen with laser gum treatment. A dental laser is exact, enabling your dentist to accurately target specific areas of the gums.

Lasers enable the Dental Studio of Pasadena team to eliminate many reasons people avoid dental procedures, including heat, vibration, and pressure.

What benefits does laser gum treatment offer?

Benefits of laser gum treatment include:

  • Less pain and sensitivity
  • Reduced bleeding and swelling
  • Retention of more healthy gum tissue
  • Minimal downtime
  • Fewer infections after treatment
  • Gum tissue regrowth

Patients usually find that laser gum treatment results in faster and more comfortable recovery than conventional gum surgery.

Why would I need laser gum treatment?

You might benefit from laser gum treatment if you develop gum disease, a common oral health problem. Gum (periodontal) disease develops when plaque builds up on your teeth. Plaque is a sticky substance that forms on your teeth between brushings and contains bacteria that feed on food debris.

Without good dental hygiene (flossing daily and brushing twice daily), plaque hardens into tartar, which only your dentist can remove. Gum disease develops when plaque, bacteria, and tartar fills the space between your teeth and gums.

If you have gum disease, your gums redden, swell, and bleed easily. If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, it’s a clear sign you have gum disease. Without treatment, gum disease can affect the jawbone, and you could lose your teeth.

What does laser gum treatment involve?

The Dental Studio of Pasadena team treats gum disease using LANAP® (laser-assisted new attachment protocol) from Millennium Dental Technologies Inc. The LANAP system targets diseased gum and bone tissue with focused laser light.

LANAP clears the deep pockets that develop around your teeth and destroys bacteria. A similar procedure, LAPIP® (laser-assisted peri-implantitis protocol), treats gum disease around dental implants (replacement teeth set into your jawbone).

Your dentist uses Millennium Dental Technologies Inc.’s state-of-the-art PerioLase® MVP-7 pulsed laser to do LANAP laser gum treatments.

You might need oral surgery to replace lost teeth if you have advanced gum disease. The most likely procedure is a bone graft into your jaw to secure dental implants.

Call Dental Studio of Pasadena or book an appointment online today to arrange your laser gum treatment.