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Top 4 Benefits of Laser Gum Therapy

  • September 19, 2016

LANAP & Implant Center of Pennsylvania is a state-of-the-art office where our doctors are trained to handle some of the most severe dental issues. We’re a dental office that takes pride in helping patients in distress. We want to turn around your dental problems and help you lead a healthier and more fulfilling life.

As the name of our practice suggests, we focus on placing dental implants and treating gum disease with laser dentistry. Today we have a few facts for you to consider about laser dentistry as it pertains to treating gum disease. It’s our view that laser dentistry is one of the best things to happen for patients in the last few decades. So why don’t more dental patients know about this revolutionary treatment? Well, we hope to change that mindset. Below I have a few facts about the advantages of conventional gum surgery.

No cutting or stitching with laser treatment. Before laser dentistry was introduced as a way to treat gum disease, dentists used invasive surgery techniques that required cutting and stitching the gums. In many cases, dentists needed to complete more than one surgery. As you probably could deduce, this process is invasive and carries a lengthy recovery period. Lasers evaporate the infection in the gums and then allow the teeth and gums to re-attach without the need for stitches. We can often complete your gum therapy in one visit with the use of lasers.

No removal of healthy tissue. Each time someone uses scalpels to remove gum infections, it’s likely that the dentist probably remove a portion of the healthy gum tissue. Gum disease is not curable, and it’s possible you’ll need future surgeries. Eventually, you’ll run out of gums to remove. That’s why we use lasers. Laser dentistry is far less invasive in terms of removing healthy gum tissue. The lasers will evaporate the infected area and then set the stage for the teeth and gums to re-attach naturally.

Less pain and less postoperative recovery. Anytime you cut or stitch the gums or any tissue, you run the risk of infection. That’s frustrating because gum disease treatment is intended to remove an infection. Because laser dentistry uses no stitches or scalpels, we can reduce the risk of postoperative infection. The lasers evaporate the infection and then cauterizes the area. With the area cauterized, there is less likelihood of pain or infection. Even better, you can experience faster healing.   

Spend less time in the office. Conventional gum surgery is not only invasive, but it is a lengthy treatment. Patients traditionally need to visit the dental office multiple times to complete the entire treatment. We can use laser dentistry to restore your gums in one visit, instead of schedule multiple visits. This saves you both time and money.

It’s important to know that not many offices offer laser dentistry. Our offices has become a leading referral spot for dental implants and periodontics. Dr. DiGiallorenzo has worked with patients in every state, and he has been an instructor in periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. He has the knowledge and expertise to correct your dental issues in a comfortable and affordable manner. To get started with Dr. DiGiallorenzo today, please call our office or use our online appointment form. Call the Collegeville office at (610-228-4366) or the Williamsport office at  (570-505-6908).