Here at Dr. Keith Schwartz, we are proud to offer laser therapy for gum disease.
We are constantly working to improve the dental health of our patients. One way we do this is by offering laser therapy.
Laser therapy has been shown to complement traditional treatment for gum disease. If used with scaling and root planing, you can see even better results.
When using laser therapy, our dentist uses a dental laser to get to the inflamed gum tissue. We can then remove the damaged tissue and expose the root. Then, we can scale and clean the roots. We then smooth the roots so that no bacteria will be attracted to it in the future.
Laser therapy is good because anesthesia is not needed. Using the laser results in less bleeding, pain, and swelling because it is highly targeted. Recovery is usually shorter too!
With laser therapy, it is really important to use the correct wavelengths and power levels to treat the gum disease. If we use too much, it can damage your gums and the tissue in your mouth. We are dedicated to providing precise and targeted laser therapy for the treatment of gum disease.
The cost depends on the extent of the disease. Laser therapy costs less than surgery, which may become necessary if the gum disease is left untreated. You should check with your insurance company just to make sure how much of the procedure is covered.
If you have any questions about laser therapy or want to see if it would be an option for your gum disease, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (954) 42-SMILE/ 427-6453.