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Laser Treatment for Periodontal Disease

Find out how laser therapy can get gum disease under control and restore gums.

Have our dentists Dr. Tony Kim and Dr. Mark Kuioka recently told you that you have gum disease? We know this wasn’t the news you were hoping for, but here at our Honolulu, HI, office, we offer a variety of treatment options include laser gum surgery to improve the health of your gums. Wondering if laser therapy is the right way to treat your gum disease?

How does laser therapy work to treat gum disease?

Laser therapy offers patients dealing with more advanced forms of gum disease a solution that alleviates periodontal disease without any scalpels, cutting or stitches. Laser therapy targets under the gum line to remove tartar buildup and to clean out bacteria within infected gum pockets.

What are the benefits of laser therapy?

Laser therapy offers a host of advantages over traditional gum surgery methods. Since lasers are more precise and accurate they can easily remove tartar and plaque buildup without leaving anything behind. You also don’t have to undergo any cutting or more invasive techniques that traditional surgery requires so it’s a far gentler option.

As you might imagine, laser therapy preserves more natural and healthy gum tissue while reducing post-procedural discomfort and bleeding. The recovery process is also easier and a lot faster with laser gum surgery, which means that many patients return to their normal routine the very same day.

When is laser therapy the right option?

The most common method for treating gum disease is through a deep cleaning known as scaling and root planing; however, if you are dealing with moderate to severe forms of periodontal disease, then scaling and root planing alone won’t be enough. In this case, laser gum surgery provides a minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum surgery, allowing our Honolulu, HI, dental team to be able to remove diseased gum tissue for a healthier smile.

If you are dealing with gum disease and want to discuss laser gum surgery and your other treatment options with our Honolulu, HI, dental team, then call Dental Day Spa of Hawaii today at (808) 734-2099 to schedule a consultation.

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