September 11, 2019
Chattanooga periodontics dental implants

Laser Gum Surgery is performed to manage the issues brought on by advanced gum disease also known as periodontitis. By knowing all of the benefits of laser gum surgery before you schedule a consult with your periodontist this will make you better prepared for your appointment to ask all the necessary questions.

How Gum Surgery Works
As previously discussed the purpose of gum surgery is to manage periodontitis. Also, having a regular schedule of brushing and flossing along will help reverse gum disease in it’s early stages which is also known as gingivitis. Gingivitis becomes periodontitis when hardened plaque on the teeth begins to build up beneath gum line and eventually decays the gums, which creates pockets of space between areas of the teeth and gums.  Gum surgery works by removing this decayed tissue and eliminating the bacteria. Your dentist may use the more traditional method of a scalpel and other dental tools or they may opt for using the more modern method of advanced dental laser technology to conduct your gum surgery.

The Advantages of Laser Gum Surgery
The advantages of laser gum surgery are that the pain you will feel is limited. This is because you will be given a local anesthetic to numb the pain during the surgery and doing so eliminates the pain you feel.

Get More Answers to Your Questions
If you are considering having Laser Gum surgery it would be best to reach out to your dentist to set up a consultation. Doing so will allow you to get your questions answered and prep you for surgery.