When people think of gum disease treatments, they often think those treatments may be uncomfortable and invasive. But at Smiles by Hale, our dentist, Dr. Thomas Hale, can use laser gum treatments in Naples, Florida, to restore the health of your gums quickly and comfortably. If periodontal disease is a problem for you, call 239-593-0880, and a member of our team will schedule your appointment.
If you have gum disease, our dentist may recommend a laser periodontal treatment to help fight the disease and improve your oral health. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a degenerative dental condition caused by harmful bacteria in plaque. As plaque builds up on the teeth, trapped bacteria infect and inflame the gums and other surrounding tissues. If not treated promptly, gum disease can eventually lead to gum recession, tooth loss and bone loss.
A laser gum treatment will help:
- Kill the harmful bacteria in your mouth
- Remove infected tissue
- Encourage the growth of healthy gum tissue
- Halt the progress of the disease
There are many advantages to receiving a treatment performed with a dental laser rather than a more traditional gum disease treatment method. For one, periodontal treatments performed with a laser are more comfortable — you may not even need an anesthetic! Lasers also eliminate the need for stitches after a procedure, decrease your risk of infection post-treatment and minimize bleeding.
We invite you to give us a call if you have any questions about laser gum treatments or would like to make an appointment with our dentist. We are committed to helping you regain a healthy mouth and smile!