Laser Gum Treatment in Ellenbrook, Perth
Laser gum therapy has become more prevalent in recent years for treating moderate-to-severe gum disease. It treats infections around your teeth using a specific type of laser.
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With laser gum treatment, one of the most innovative advancements in modern dentistry today, we can treat bleeding gums painlessly and effectively.
FAQ'S Laser Gum Treatment
The following are risk factors for gingivitis (early-stage gum disease) and periodontitis (advanced gum disease):
- Poor oral hygiene habits
- Crooked teeth
- Ill-fitting dental appliances
- Loose dental fillings
- Chewing or smoking
- Certain medications and treatments, such as oral contraceptives, steroids, and chemotherapy
- Certain health conditions, like diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease
- Immune system disorders, such as HIV and AIDS
- Genetic factors, such as an immediate family member with a history of gum disease
Patients with moderate-to-severe gum disease are good candidates for laser therapy. You may also benefit from this procedure if you have had previous dental cleanings but still have an excessive pocket depth between your teeth and gums. For patients who are resistant to traditional gum disease surgery and the associated pain, laser gum surgery is an excellent alternative. It is best to schedule a consultation with Ellen Stirling Dental to determine if you are a good candidate for laser gum treatment.
Laser dentistry for periodontal disease treatment works alongside traditional therapies. Having a scaling and root planing treatment followed by laser gum treatment may be recommended by your dentist. In laser gum treatment, your dentist uses a laser to cut away the inflamed gum tissue surrounding your tooth root. The laser emits short bursts of laser energy at precise frequencies. Therefore, the bacteria causing the infection are eradicated, and the infected tissue is removed.
Aside from laser therapy, there are other alternatives to traditional gum disease treatment:
- Pinhole Grafting: This is one of the more common alternatives, and it involves a newer technique known as pinhole grafting. This minimally invasive procedure helps with the correction of gum recession. In this procedure, the dentist creates a small hole in your gum line before using special instruments to loosen your gums.
- Regeneration: The deficiency of bone beneath receding gums can lead to gum recession. The process of regeneration peels back the tissue to expose the bone. Most patients do not require this procedure unless they have severe periodontal disease.
During laser periodontal treatment, your dentist will use a dental laser to access and remove inflammatory gum tissue around your tooth’s base. The laser will eliminate unhealthy and damaged tissue from the pocket with focused light. The laser is designed to eradicate unhealthy tissue; it doesn’t harm or remove healthy gum tissue. In addition, the laser kills disease-causing germs and bacteria in the periodontal pocket.
Next, your dentist will utilize sound waves to break up and remove tartar and calcifications with an ultrasonic cleaning tool. Removing these rough patches reduces the likelihood of your teeth and gums attracting more bacteria and developing a bacterial infection in the future. After that, the laser will be reintroduced into the pocket to clean the bottom and remove any remaining particles. The laser will also disinfect tissue and bone, as well as induce blood clot formation. The blood clot will hasten healing and aid in the reattachment of gum tissue to the tooth. There will be no need for stitches.
Your recovery period and post-therapy aftercare will depend on several factors, such as the wavelength used in your treatment, the severity of your dental issue, and your medical condition. Your aftercare will be tailored to your specific healing process, and your dentist will give you specific instructions. Many people resume normal activities immediately following treatment. For others, it may take a few days to feel fully recovered.
Generally, mild soreness is common for a few days after laser gum treatment. Bleeding, minor swelling, and discolouration of gum tissue are also temporary side effects. It typically takes one week for the gum tissue to heal and complete recovery. Your dentist may advise you of the following aftercare instructions:
- consume soft but nutritious foods while recovering
- avoid hot and spicy foods
- avoid hard and crunchy foods
- avoid brushing or flossing the affected area
- refrain from smoking
- make sure you rinse your mouth gently rather than spitting out water
The cost of gum laser surgery varies, although it is usually equivalent to traditional cut-and-sew surgery. The average price of laser gum treatment in Australia ranges from $1,000 to $4,000, depending on the number of areas that need to be treated. An entire mouth procedure might cost anything from $4,000 to $15,000.