Before laser technology was widely available in dentistry, traditional surgery was required to perform these procedures. Now, all that has changed. Here are some of the many advantages of laser gum surgery over the traditional methods.
Laser surgery is less invasive. In traditional gum surgery, the dentist would have to make an incision in the gum tissue with a scalpel. After the gums were cut, the patient required stitches. But that is not the case with laser surgery. When a laser is used rather than a scalpel, no stitches are required.
Laser surgery is more precise, removing only the less desirable and/or damaged gum tissue without impacting surrounding gums and bone tissue.
Laser surgery requires less healing time. Not only are there no sutures required after laser surgery; the laser also kills bacteria in the gum tissue and reduces inflammation. That means a much shorter recovery time for the patient.
Laser gum surgery works well for the vast majority of dental patients, but it may not be the right choice for everyone. If you need gum surgery, talk to Dr. Mobley about whether or not laser gum surgery is the right choice for you.
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