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What Is Laser Gum Disease Treatment?

More than 50 percent of Americans suffer from gum disease. Also known as periodontal disease, if left untreated, gum disease can lead to serious health problems. Many people who suffer from advanced gum disease, undergo gum surgery, which takes time and can be painful. Now there is an alternative that is quicker and offers better results: laser therapy. Dr. Hitesh Shroff is a dentist at Dr. Shroff Plantation Dentist. He offers laser treatment for gum disease.

What is Gum Disease?

Severe periodontal disease arises when the health of your gums has been neglected to the point that your gums develop deep pockets between the gum tissue and your jawbone. As the pockets deepen, this causes tooth loss. The pockets easily become infected and eventually, the infection can spread throughout your jaw. Often, dentists prescribe gum surgery to treat a severe infection. Unfortunately, this is an invasive procedure with a lengthy recovery time. Plantation dental patients have another option. Dr. Shroff can provide excellent results using laser treatment.

The Benefits of Laser Gum Disease Treatment

The benefits of laser therapy over surgery are numerous and include:

  • A non-invasive procedure: With laser treatment, there is no need to make incisions into your gums, which also means you won’t need sutures. Laser treatment uses fine hairs to shine a laser between your jawbone and gums.
  • Shorter treatment time: Full laser treatment takes around two hours. You will also need two follow-up appointments. Surgery, on the other hand, requires four-hour-long visits as well as follow-up visits for the removal of stitches and check-ups.
  • Less pain: Because laser gum disease treatment is non-invasive, you only need a local anesthetic rather than the general anesthetic that is required for surgery.
  • Shorter recovery time: When you have surgery for gum disease, the recovery time is between 2-4 weeks. With laser therapy, your recovery time is under 24 hours.
  • Longer-lasting results: Around 98 percent of dental patients who have received laser gum disease treatment remain stable for at least five years.

If you live in Plantation, FL, and would like to find out more about laser gum disease treatment, all Dr. Shroff at 954-423-3969.

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