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Laser Periodontal Therapy

Gum disease affects millions globally, leading to discomfort and if left untreated, serious dental complications. However, the tide is turning with advancements in dental technology, particularly through laser periodontal therapy. This innovative treatment offers a beacon of hope for those struggling with gum disease, providing a less invasive, more effective solution to traditional methods. Aesthetic Smiles stands at the forefront of this revolution, offering cutting-edge laser gum therapy to restore health and confidence in your smile.

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What Is Laser Periodontal Therapy?

Laser periodontal therapy represents a leap forward in dental technology, offering a sophisticated approach to combating gum disease without the need for traditional surgery. This advanced treatment utilizes specific laser wavelengths to precisely target and eliminate inflamed gum tissue surrounding the tooth's root. By focusing only on the diseased tissue, the laser ensures a minimally invasive procedure, reducing trauma to surrounding healthy tissues. Once the infected area is cleared, the exposed root is carefully cleaned using dental instruments alongside the laser, setting the stage for the natural reattachment of healthy gums.

Understanding Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease progresses from gingivitis, characterized by redness, swelling, and bleeding of the gums, to periodontitis, a more severe form where the gums begin to detach from the teeth, forming harmful pockets. These pockets harbor bacteria, leading to infections that, alongside the body’s response, start eroding the bone and connective tissue that keep teeth in place. Recognizing early signs and seeking treatment is crucial to preventing the escalation of this disease, which remains a leading cause of tooth loss among adults.

How Laser Periodontal Therapy From Aesthetic Smiles Works to Treat Your Gums

At Aesthetic Smiles, our approach to laser periodontal therapy is both innovative and patient-centric. Our specialized lasers efficiently target only the compromised gum tissue, avoiding unnecessary damage to healthy areas. This targeted approach facilitates a quicker healing process and also significantly reduces the risk of post-operative infection and inflammation. By fostering a clean, conducive environment for gum recovery, we lay the groundwork for a healthier, stronger foundation for your oral hygiene.

What to Expect During Laser Periodontal Therapy

Undergoing laser periodontal therapy at Aesthetic Smiles is a seamless and comfortable experience. Initially, a thorough examination is conducted to assess the extent of the gum disease. During the procedure, patients experience minimal discomfort, thanks to the precision and gentleness of the laser. The non-invasive nature of the treatment typically allows for a faster and smoother procedure compared to traditional gum surgery, with most patients reporting an absence of pain and appreciating the quick and straightforward nature of the therapy.

Aftercare for Laser Therapy Treatment

Post-treatment care is pivotal if you want to guarantee optimal healing and prevent the recurrence of gum disease. Aesthetic Smiles provides effective aftercare instructions, emphasizing the importance of gentle yet effective oral hygiene practices. Recommendations may include:

  • Specific brushing and flossing techniques.

  • The use of special mouth rinses to aid healing.

  • Do not brush or floss around the treatment area.

  • Let your mouthwash rest before letting it slowly fall out of your mouth (as opposed to vigorously swishing and spitting).

  • Avoid very hot foods and beverages.

Make sure you adhere to these guidelines! The long-term health of your gums depends on it!

The Benefits of Laser Gum Treatment

Opting for laser gum treatment at Aesthetic Smiles brings many advantages over conventional surgery. Patients benefit from significantly less discomfort and bleeding, quicker recovery times, and reduced risk of gum recession. The laser's precision also preserves more of the natural tooth structure and promotes a healthier oral cavity, enhancing the overall well-being and appearance of your smile.

If laser periodontal treatment is right for you, contact our dental offices in Portland, OR, to get started!

Are Laser Treatments Painful?

A common concern regarding dental procedures is the potential for pain. However, one of the distinguishing benefits of laser periodontal therapy is its minimally painful nature. The majority of patients report little to no discomfort during the procedure, facilitated by local anesthesia, to ensure a pain-free experience. This aspect makes laser therapy an appealing option for those wary of dental surgery due to fear of pain.

How Long Will the Laser Therapy Process Take?

The duration of the laser therapy process is contingent upon the severity of the periodontal disease. Typically, treatment can be completed in one to two visits, with each session lasting about an hour. Aesthetic Smiles prioritizes providing efficient yet thorough care, aiming to restore your gum health with minimal disruption to your daily routine. We'll break down just how long the process will take for you and work with you to find the right time for your laser treatment.

How Long Will It Take Me to Recover?

Thanks to the minimally invasive nature of laser periodontal therapy, the recovery period is significantly shorter compared to traditional surgery. Many patients find themselves able to resume their normal activities either on the same day or shortly thereafter, with any minor swelling or discomfort easily managed with over-the-counter medication. The dental team at Aesthetic Smiles also provides a streamlined recovery process, offering consistent support and guidance throughout your healing journey.

For More Information, Aesthetic Smiles is Your Go-To for Laser Periodontal Therapy in Portland, OR

Cutting-edge treatments like laser periodontal therapy to combat gum disease are just one of the many ways our amazing dentists in Portland can provide healthy gum tissue and an overall better smile for our clients. The professionals at Aesthetic Smiles are committed to providing a positive and transformational treatment experience, from the initial consultation through to recovery and beyond. For more information on how to treat periodontal disease or our periodontal laser therapy, contact us today! Also, reach out for smile makeovers, facelifts, or our restorative dentistry services!

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