The Top 3 Benefits Of Laser-Assisted Periodontal Treatments!

Dr. Anderson Showing Off The Gum Disease Treatment Technology, Biolase

Gum disease can be a bother if left untreated. Bone and gum degenerate when bacteria is left to fester under the gingival margin. Teeth become longer looking and mobile. Looking into gum disease treatments is a great place to start if you suspect you have a periodontal issue.

A visit to a periodontist like Dr. Lauren Anderson can help you find out if you have gum disease and how advanced it is. Even if advanced, you can still benefit from leading-edge solutions that make use of high-tech lasers with a minimally invasive approach.

How does minimally invasive laser gum treatment work? Dr. Anderson has invested in laser technology to make non-surgical procedures more effective and minimize the surgical approach to disease management. Specifically, the laser eradicates bacteria causing the disease without aggressive flap reflection. The BIOLASE® WaterLase Express™ and Epic X™ lasers are used at specific settings to address diseased or infected gum tissue. The result is a reduction of the periodontal pathogens, pocket length and a restoration of a healthy periodontium or mouth.

 

How do laser periodontal treatments benefit patients?

For years, patients have worked with their periodontists to manage their gum disease through invasive treatments that involve aggressive measures to approach the infection. Though these treatments are effective, they cause more significant discomfort, bleeding, and longer recovery times. Laser gum treatments have revolutionized oral care and given Dr. Anderson superior tools to address periodontal disease in patients of all ages.

 

Benefits you can experience from laser-assisted periodontal treatments include:

  • Minimally Invasive Approach. Lasers present an efficient, non-surgical way to shrink the extent and severity of your gum disease. If surgical intervention is needed, lasers can ensure that the surgery happens quickly with the least amount of trauma to the teeth, gums, and nerves.
  • Predictable Results. Once a patient with gum disease achieves stability, a hallmark of laser-assisted gum treatments, our team can help the patient maintain those results at home and during alternating maintenance cleanings with the general dentist.
  • Comfortable Experience. Patients report favorable experiences after laser tissue treatment compared with those who experienced traditional methods. The laser allows for a more conservative approach to surgery negating aggressive gum elevation, bone removal, and resective techniques.

 

People report feeling like they could smile openly again after being treated with compassion from day one. Even if you have had unpleasant dental appointments in the past, give yourself the opportunity to find out what makes our periodontal team different. At your appointment with Dr. Anderson and our team will familiarize you with the armamentarium we use to treat gum disease and walk you through the process. We can also discuss any other issues you may be having, such as the desire to permanently replace your missing teeth with dental implants.

Above all else, you can be sure that we will develop a tailor-made plan designed to leave you healthier, not just in your mouth but throughout your body. The oral cavity is a reflection of overall systemic health!

Setting up an appointment with Dr. Anderson’s to explore your options for gum disease is as simple as calling our office in Bloomfield Hills, MI at (248) 480-4910!

3 Great Benefits of Laser Gum Disease Treatment

Patient undergoing Procedure

If you need gum disease treatment, you’re most likely looking for the most comfortable and safest procedure. Thanks to today’s advancements in medical technology, laser gum disease treatment is a great option. This modern protocol is the minimally invasive alternative to traditional osseous surgery. Advanced laser gum therapy is performed by Dr. Lauren Anderson, our board-certified periodontist who has advanced training and experience using the BIOLASE® WaterLase Express™ and Epic X™ dental lasers.

 

You can expect these three benefits, and more, receiving laser gum therapy:

  1. More comfortable treatment and healing

Using the laser gum disease protocol, Dr. Anderson can provide predictable treatment and a high level of accuracy with the dental lasers. This pin-point precision and elimination of scalpels or sutures help patients experience a more comfortable procedure and recovery.

  1. Helps preserve soft tissue and bone

Dental lasers are not cutting tools. They use light energy to gently vaporize diseased tissue and bacteria from around the teeth in the periodontal pockets. This helps keep healthy gum tissue and bone intact. The preservation of more hard and soft tissues also helps accelerate healing.

  1. Promotes faster, healthier healing

As part of the laser gum therapy protocol, Dr. Anderson also uses the dental laser to stimulate the formation of a blood clot. This clot helps the gums reattach to the tooth roots to prevent bacteria from entering the site. With minimal inflammation and bleeding, patients recover quickly and can generally return to normal activities within a few days of the procedure.

 

Why choose Anderson Periodontal Wellness?

Dr. Anderson is board-certified in periodontics and specializes in diagnosing and treating gum disease. With training in advanced technology like the BIOLASE dental lasers, she provides predictable and comfortable gum disease therapy. With excellence and precision, she can help return your smile to proper health and function with minimally invasive laser treatment.

Schedule your appointment

Reserve a time to talk with Dr. Lauren Anderson to learn more about laser dentistry for treating your gum disease in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Contact Anderson Periodontal Wellness at (248) 480-4910 to schedule your appointment today.

Laser Dentistry: Laser-Focused on Defeating Gum Disease

laser dentistry and gum disease

To address severe cases of gum disease, there isn’t a better combination than an experienced periodontist and traditional periodontal treatment. However, for less severe cases, there is a less invasive option for removing bacteria to preserve the healthy areas of the gums. Get to know laser dentistry and find out why you might opt for laser therapy for your next dental procedure.  Dr. Anderson uses the state of the art BioLase ER/CR:YSGG laser for various periodontal procedures to provide patients with a minimally invasive option.

Just About Pain-Free

With your periodontist using a finely tuned and highly accurate laser to carefully debride diseased gum tissue, you can expect a pain-free procedure and most commonly only mild pain and minimal bleeding at after laser gum therapy.

More Efficient

Armed with a dental laser, a skilled periodontist can precisely remove the etiologic factor of gum disease – pathogenic bacteria and associated toxins – they’re targeting.  Because of how precise and accurate dental lasers are, sutures are typically optional to adapt gum tissue into place after your procedure.

Rebound

Although each patient has sight variations in anatomy and systemic health, most patients report a short recovery period after laser gum therapy making this procedure an appealing option. With minimal bleeding and need for stitches, many people recover from laser gum surgery in Bloomfield Hills, MI in roughly 24 – 48 hours.

Considerations

Minimally invasive gum surgery is efficient, effective, nearly pain-free and it provides for a quick rebound after your procedure. It is important to keep in mind that in severe cases of gum disease conventional gum surgery is the most predictable way of reaching periodontal stability.  To keep laser gum therapy available as an option to manage your gum disease, be sure to stay in contact with your periodontist office to catch small problems before they grow into much bigger issues.

More Ways to Fight Gum Disease in Bloomfield Hills, MI

Take a moment to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anderson at Anderson Periodontal Wellness to learn more about your options for treating gum disease in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Laser Dentistry: Turning Back the Tide of Receding Gums

laser dentistry used to fight gum disease at bloomfield hills dentist office

Once the stuff of science fiction, lasers continue to find more applications in the medical sector. In the field of dentistry specifically, lasers have been making gum disease treatment more affordable and effective for all.

One day soon, you might have a routine dental procedure done with the help of a strong, yet extremely precise beam of laser light, instead of a drill or a probe. Here’s how that laser light would be used if you were battling gum disease.

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