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Laser Dentistry and Gum Disease Treatment

Smiles Family Dental offers the latest minimally-invasive laser gum treatment options for patients in Flower Mound. Laser gum disease treatment uses a technology that has been in use for decades. It is performed using advanced equipment, such as the WaterLase® MD and PerioLase® MVP-7. Each of these systems is effective for various procedures that are pain-free, less-invasive alternatives to traditional surgical treatments.

Recognize the Signs for Early Detection

It is estimated that half of all American adults suffer from gum disease, a progressive disease that attacks teeth, gum tissue and supporting structures. In the beginning stages, many patients do not experience any symptoms to indicate there is cause for concern, but as it progresses into later stages, some symptoms may become noticeable, such as:

  • Red, Swollen, Tender or Bleeding Gums
  • Persistent Bad Breath
  • Sensitivity to Hot or Cold Temperatures
  • Gum Recession
  • Loose or Shifting Teeth

As gum disease breaks down the supporting structures around the teeth, they are put at risk of falling out, making this disease the number one cause of tooth loss. The earlier the disease is diagnosed and treated, the better we can protect your smile from these harmful effects.

Laser Gum Disease Treatment with LANAP®

Traditional gum disease treatments have required the use of cutting and stitches to effectively remove disease-causing bacteria from beneath the gum line. The idea of this procedure has caused many patients to delay treatment from fear of pain or the unknown, or the inconvenience of long recovery times. With the LANAP® protocol, recovery time is minimal, with patients typically back to their routine the same or next day, and the treatment process is virtually pain-free. During treatment, the dental laser gently removes bacteria from beneath the gum line, leaving healthy tissue behind to reattach to the teeth and recover.

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What Is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dental treatments are becoming commonplace for treating progressive gum disease. As your gums get worse, they may be red, swollen, or tender. You may notice bleeding. Bad breath, temperature sensitivity, and, ultimately, gum recession and loose/shifting teeth may become noticeable. The WaterLase system is unique in that it uses a combination of laser, water, and air energy. Concentrated water streams react with water molecules in teeth; the system can be used to painlessly cut through a tooth.

Your local dentist may also use the PerioLase® MVP-7, a digital laser system that offers the flexibility of seven pulse durations. It’s, therefore, suitable for many types of laser-tissue interactions and different procedures. Parameters are pre-set for 20 of them, so all the dentist must do is select the settings from an on-screen menu.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry

  • Minimally-invasive: No scalpels or other cutting instruments are needed on sensitive tissues.
  • Virtually pain-free: Little heat is produced, and laser precision minimizes discomfort.
  • Less equipment needed: Drills, scalpels, or sutures or stitches are not necessary.
  • Hemostasis: Stops bleeding quickly and protects areas being treated.
  • Faster recovery: Laser treatment reduces healing time.

Uses of Laser Therapy

Smiles Family Dental uses lasers for a variety of treatments, so your dentist or periodontist may include laser therapy for a range of procedures.

  • Tooth/gum repair: Lasers are now often used during root canals. They can remove decayed areas and bacteria. Gum areas treated with a laser generally heal faster, and patients experience less discomfort during and after the procedure.
  • Gum disease treatment: We can effectively sterilize infected gum tissues using the LANAP® protocol. The laser eliminates bacteria from below the gum line. Better yet, no incisions are needed, making it easier for gums to heal and become healthy once again.
  • Frenectomy: The frenum can be a source of oral health problems. This thin tissue between the top front teeth and under the tongue can be targeted by a laser to address any issues. Lasers help make this periodontal treatment relatively pain-free and fast.
  • Crown lengthening: Dentists sometimes need to reshape bone or even out the gum line. Lasers enable crown lengthening without the invasive and uncomfortable nature of traditional surgical techniques. There is no cutting, and no stitches are required.

Hear About LANAP Technology

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For more information on virtually pain-free, minimally invasive laser gum treatment and dental procedures, contact our dentistry team at one of our dental clinics in Arlington, Las Colinas, or Flower Mound or request an appointment online.

Take care of your smile by treating gum disease with virtually pain-free LANAP®. Call us today to schedule your appointment!

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Why Choose Us?

Dr. Angelie Zamora has been professionally trained with the PerioLase®laser to offer patients the most convenient and minimally-invasive gum disease treatment available.

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