Over the years, dental technology has been advancing to provide doctors with a wider variety of treatment options and patients with more convenient and comfortable procedures. One of the most innovative advancements is that of the dental laser. For patients who have developed gum disease, Dr. Jessica Bertoglio of The Toothery is pleased to offer laser gum treatments to restore your oral health.
Using a laser for a gum treatment may sound scary or skeptical, but these tools have been designed and tested to provide safe, effective, and fast treatment. Without dental lasers, patients with gum disease typically have to undergo some type of surgical procedure to remove plaque and bacteria. Now, our dentist can access and treat damaged gum tissue without making any incisions.
During your laser gum treatment, Dr. Jessica Bertoglio can pinpoint the damaged tissue with the laser’s small beam. The laser removes the damaged tissue and kills disease-causing bacteria in pockets and around the tooth’s roots, leaving your healthy tissue untouched. At the same time, the periodontal laser helps promote the growth of new, healthy gum tissue, which helps speed up your recovery.
Laser gum treatments provide a host of other benefits as well. This treatment is virtually painless, which means that there is no need for any type of anesthesia or sedation. Bleeding and swelling are also minimal, so your treatment is less invasive than traditional procedures, and you can recover quicker.
If you would like to learn more about how our dentist in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, uses laser gum therapy to treat gum disease, we invite you to contact our practice at 847-893-9099.