Published: 07/12/2017

There are many options for dental treatments when you head to your periodontist to discuss your periodontal disease and general oral health. However, one of the best is laser dentistry, which is why our periodontists at McCawley Center for Laser Periodontics and Implants incorporates these procedures in their office. Before you determine which procedures are best for you, it is best to know more about your options.

What is It?

As the name suggests, this type of procedure incorporates the use of lasers. There are two types of lasers that might be incorporated, depending on the procedure: hard tissue or soft tissue. Hard tissue lasers are typically used when it is necessary to cut through the teeth or bone, such as when there is a dental filling or detecting cavities. Soft tissue lasers are incorporated more often for treating gum disease, since it has the ability to reshape the tissue or for periodontal treatment.

The Benefits of This Procedure

There are many benefits to choosing laser dentistry. For one, it is more precise to treat gum disease, which makes it more effective. Additionally, you gain from the following advantages:

• No anesthesia required
• Reduce infections due to the laser sterilizing the area
• Minimal damage to the surrounding healthy tissue
• Reduced time to heal
• Reduced bleeding, lowering the risk of excessive blood loss
• Less need for stitches

Because the laser is able to mitigate many of the more invasive components of more traditional dental procedures, you can be back to normal much faster. You also are at a reduced risk of complications, which is why many people choose this procedure over others.

Learn More

Many patients choose this type of procedure because it is minimally invasive and more comfortable than traditional treatments. The downtime is minimal, and there is a reduced risk of complications like infection. Contact us to learn more and schedule a consultation with Dr. Tom McCawley or Dr. Mark McCawley to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.

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