When it comes to your mouth, many people think that your teeth are the most essential part of your oral hygiene. However, if you are not taking care of your gums, you are not doing enough to maintain good dental hygiene.
If left untreated, gum disease can lead to infections that can affect other parts of your body. Fortunately, the best way to treat gum disease is through laser gum surgery.
What Is Laser Gum Surgery?
Laser gum surgery is a non-invasive procedure that can improve your oral health and appearance using a laser.
Laser gum surgery is used to kill bacteria and can help with hypersensitivity, gum disease, tooth decay, gummy smiles and more.
Benefits of Laser Gum Surgery
When lasers are used in gum treatment, there is far less bleeding than traditional surgery methods like scalpel incisions. This means patients can recover faster and return to their usual activities sooner.
2. Faster recovery time
Patients who have laser procedures will be able to return to regular activity much more quickly than those with conventional surgical treatments involving a scalpel – typically within 48 hours! As well as returning home after a day, they might also find that they’re back at work only two or three days later!
3. Improves Smile
With laser gum surgery, patients with a gummy smile are able to have straighter teeth and a broader smile. This is because lasers can contour the shape of your gums, achieving a more symmetrical and attractive smile – without the need for painful metal-wire braces or unsightly headgear.
4. Treats gum disease
Patients with gum disease might be relieved to know that laser gum surgery can treat the disease itself. Laser-activated substances can break down and dissolve plaque, killing bacteria in the process.
This not only helps patients to protect their teeth, but it could prevent them from experiencing other severe issues like bone loss, tooth loss, or even heart problems later on down the line.
5. Lasers are Precise
Lasers are advanced technology that can carry out pinpoint accuracy, allowing them to be used in place of scalpels for many dental treatments. Laser surgery is also quick! An entire procedure can be carried out in under half an hour, whereas it might take over an hour for traditional surgery.
Are you interested in laser gum surgery? Contact us at Konig Center for Cosmetic & Comprehensive Dentistry to start the journey towards dental happiness with a consultation. Dr. Konig and his expert office staff are waiting to make your dental dreams a reality. Fill out our contact form or call us at (713) 668-2289. We offer various dental services and treatments at our office in Houston, TX.