Gum disease occurs when plaque hardens on the teeth and along the gum line. When plaque hardens into tartar your toothbrush won’t be able to remove this, only your dentist will be able to with specialized tools. Over time, tartar buildup and bacteria can lurk underneath the gums and lead to inflammation and the earliest stage of gum disease, gingivitis.
If gingivitis is not detected early during a routine cleaning, then it can advance into periodontal disease. When gum disease happens, nothing is more important than getting immediate and effective treatment to restore the health and appearance of your gums. Here at Dental Day Spa of Hawaii, we offer advanced laser gum surgery to treat periodontal disease.
LANAP Laser Gum Surgery
The latest and most advanced method for treating gum disease is through an FDA-approved laser system. More and more people are turning to our Honolulu, HI, dentists Dr. Kim and Dr. Kuioka for this laser-assisted procedure that is incredibly precise and boasts fewer side effects and fewer health complications than traditional gum surgery.
Laser gum surgery works by directing our laser system at the diseased tissue. This laser provides the ideal energy to not just remove diseased tissue but also kill the bacteria without harming healthy tissue. Instead of using sutures, like with traditional gum surgery, our advanced laser technology will kill bacteria before sealing up the pockets within the gums with a special “clot”. This ensures fewer post-procedural side effects such as bleeding or infection and the recovery period is only about 24 hours.
Benefits of Laser Gum Surgery
One of the reasons people turn to our dental team for laser surgery is that they are looking for less invasive methods for treating gum disease. Laser dentistry can easily kill gum disease-causing bacteria within the mouth without making any cuts or incisions. This means an easier and more comfortable treatment, fewer side effects, and a much faster recovery. Plus, healthy gums can support and promote healthy teeth, so turning to our dental team for laser dentistry could support the overall health of your smile.
If you are looking for a team of dentists that can provide you with confident, gentle dental care with the help of cutting-edge technologies and techniques, then turn to Dr. Kim and Dr. Kuioka at Dental Day Spa of Hawaii.