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Common symptoms of gum disease are red, and inflamed gums. If you experience these oral health concerns, then you should seek the care of a qualified dentist in Greeneville that treats gum disease at the source, by using laser treatments. Gum disease will not go away and requires specific treatment to stop its progression.
Treating Gum Disease
Today, revolutionary treatment via laser dentistry makes treating gum disease easier, more convenient and is much more tolerable by patients. Laser treatment has become the new gold standard for treating gum disease. This non-invasive procedure requires no use of a scalpel or sutures, results in little to no pain, and the recovery from laser surgery is more tolerable by patients than compared to traditional surgical methods.
How Laser Dentistry Works
To begin treatment, your Greeneville dentist will ensure your mouth is numb so that you remain comfortable throughout your entire procedure. Then, the laser is used to remove diseased gum tissue. The laser sterilizes the area, killing any harmful bacteria causing your gum disease. Also, since the laser cauterizes as it works, there is minimal bleeding both during and after the procedure.
Afterward, as the gums heal, they regenerate and reattach to your teeth, putting an end to your gum disease. However, keep in mind that following your treatment it is imperative that you continue with a healthy regimen of oral hygiene that includes brushing twice daily, flossing every day, and continuing to visit us at Tusculum Dental Care for follow up treatments. Failure to maintain optimal oral health may result in your periodontal disease returning.
Laser Treatments vs. Traditional Surgery
As mentioned above, laser treatments involve no cutting with a scalpel, no sutures, and results in minimal bleeding, swelling, and pain. Patients who have undergone laser treatment for periodontal disease in Greeneville, appreciate the smooth recovery process that allows them to resume normal activities or return to work the following day. In addition to these benefits, laser surgery can be performed on multiple areas in a single visit, unlike traditional surgical means that took months to treat an entire mouth.
In the past, gum surgery was performed using a scalpel, surgically removing the diseased tissue, and suturing donor tissue at the site to begin the healing process. Although effective, this surgical procedure was quite significant, leaving the patient in a great deal of pain and on a long road to recovery. In fact, traditional surgical methods were so invasive that only a few teeth could be treated at a time, which meant it could take months before your entire mouth could be successfully treated.
Laser Gum Treatment in Greeneville
If you are wondering whether laser treatments are right for you, schedule a consultation with us at Tusculum Dental Care. We take an individualized approach when treating our patients, which means we choose the best option that is right for you. Laser gum treatments are especially ideal for patients who may not be able to withstand traditional surgical methods, specifically patients who have heart disease, diabetes, or who are pregnant.
Laser Treatments for Gum Disease in Greeneville
To learn more about laser gum treatment or to schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling (423) 639-7575.
Tusculum Dental Care welcomes patients of Erwin, Jonesborough, and Greeneville, Tennessee.