Laser gum treatment is a dental procedure that treats moderate to severe gum disease. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, laser treatments are highly efficient and have shown similar results to traditional scaling and root planing procedures used to treat periodontal diseases.
Dr. Celso Seretti at Seretti Comprehensive Dentistry employs highly advanced dental lasers to ensure your treatment is comfortable and effective. Let’s see what a laser gum treatment entails.
How Does Laser Gum Treatment Work?
Laser treatment involves the use of lasers of different wavelengths for various different procedures. For instance, lasers used in a teeth whitening process are different from that of periodontal treatment. Dr. Seretti and the staff are highly trained at using lasers of varying wavelengths effectively.
Typically, laser procedures are used to complement other traditional procedures. At Seretti Comprehensive Dentistry, our dentist will use a low-intensity laser to access the inflamed gum tissues and remove them completely. Next, they remove the plaque and tartar deposits around the gumline before using a dental tool to smooth out coarse spots on your teeth.
The smoothing process ensures your teeth and gums don’t attract bacteria that could further damage the tissues.
What Should You Do After the Treatment?
Once the laser treatment is done, your oral tissues take time to heal and regenerate. Your key objective then is to prevent your gums from getting infected so that they can firm up around your teeth.
Here are a few dos and don’ts after laser surgery:
- Consume a liquid or a soft for the first week after surgery.
- Don’t panic if you see your gum tissue is red, blue, purple, gray, or yellow in color.
- Avoid spicy foods at all costs.
- Brush, floss, and maintain good oral hygiene.
- Avoid strenuous physical activities.
As a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Academy of GP Orthodontists for over three decades, Dr. Seretti has is among the best dentists for complex dental procedures in Houston, Texas.
To learn more about laser gum surgery, call us at (281) 486-9440, request an appointment online, or visit our office at 935 Gemini St., Houston, TX 77058. Our expert staff will be happy to help you!