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Laser Gum Treatment​

Laser Gum Treatment

Most cold sores—a group of blisters on the lips or around the mouth—will begin to heal on their own within a few days, completely vanishing within two weeks. However, if you experience pain with your cold sore or simply want it gone immediately, we make that happen with laser cold sore treatment.

Laser gum therapy is a way to treat periodontal disease (gum disease) that works together with scaling and root planing [links to: Periodontal Treatment service page] to get rid of the tartar and plaque causing your gum inflammation. Usually done in two two-hour sessions, laser gum treatment doesn’t require a general anesthetic and has a faster healing time than other dental surgery.

How Laser Gum Treatment is Performed

Using lasers, we remove the inflamed gum tissue around your root, which gives us better access to any plaque and tartar below the gumline. At that point, using scaling or root planing, we get rid of all plaque, tartar and debris and then smooth out any rough spots (it’s harder for food and other debris to stick to smooth surfaces).

When laser gum treatment is finished, you will need time to fully heal (often 2-4 weeks). One of the best parts of the healing process is your infection-free gums will tighten around your teeth, leaving you with healthy gums and teeth with no inflammation.

Benefits of Laser Gum Treatment

When compared to more invasive periodontal surgery, laser gum treatment can have several benefits:

  • No general anesthesia required
  • Faster recovery and healing time
  • Less bleeding and pain
  • Precision and accuracy

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