MINIMALLY-INVASIVE GUM DISEASE TREATMENT

Has your dentist told you that you need gum surgery, such as osseous surgery, to remove the harmful bacteria that contributes to gum disease?
This type of treatment, while effective, involves cutting and stitching of the gums, and often takes days or weeks to completely heal. Modern laser technology allow us to complete these types of treatments faster and more comfortably than ever before. You may be a candidate for this minimally-invasive treatment if you have been diagnosed with gum disease.

HOW LASER DENTISTRY WORKS

If you need a procedure such as a gingivectomy, frenectomy or osseous surgery, Dr. Javid can utilize lasers like the BIOLASE WaterLase® iPlus™ 2.0 and BIOLASE EPIC™ X diode. These high-tech pieces of equipment operate using rapid pulses of energy rather than friction to remove bacteria.
They cut through damaged tissue only, and leave healthy tissue unharmed. In addition, the lasers that are used at our dental center help reduce the amount and complexity of sedation and/or painkillers needed during and after treatment.

CAN GUM DISEASE GO UNTREATED?

If left untreated, gum disease can cause or contribute to serious oral and overall health problems, including:
  • Receding gums
  • Jaw bone loss
  • Tooth loss
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy issues
  • Certain Cancers

DENTAL LASER GUM SURGERY SOLVES PERI-IMPLANTITIS ISSUES

Peri-implantitis is the inflammation of the gums around a dental implant. If not treated, the implant may fall out or need to be removed. Rather than risking this kind of loss or damage to the bones and gums, it is best to find a treatment provider with the expertise to care for patients with peri-implantitis.