Gum disease is a silent, chronic, painless and communicable bacterial infection that often goes undetected or ignored until severe gum and bone destruction is unbearable and no longer able to be ignored. Left untreated gum disease can cause tooth loss and traditional treatment can hurt.
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Gum Laser Surgery
High Speed CO2 Laser periodontal treatment is the latest and most advanced treatment of periodontal disease available. Dr. Sambuchino is one of the first 50 dentists in North America to offer these treatments to his patients. Fear of periodontal disease treatment is now a thing of the past. Treatment involves no scalpels or sutures.
How it works:
Tarter, associated with inflamed and bleeding gums, is removed from the root surface of the tooth using an ultrasonic scaler and small instruments. Then, a small amount of light energy from the laser is directed through a tiny column, which is gently placed between the tooth and gum. This light energy removes the bacteria within the area around the tooth as well as within the gum. This process esentially sterilizes the area and allows the body to heal naturally.
Does It Hurt:
Although the procedure itself can be virtually painless, we may anesthetize the area for the patient’s comfort. In this way we can precisely direct the laser for treatment. Post-procedure discomfort is typically minimal and of short duration.
How Long Does Treatment Take:
Initial treatment involves scaling and the use of small instruments to remove the tartar. Then, the laser portion of the treatment is performed and normally only takes a few minutes. Depending on the severity of the patient’s periodontal disease, treatment may be accomplished in one office visit or in multiple visits. The estimated treatment time is reviewed with patients when we discuss their treatment plan.