FAQ > Laser Periodontal Therapy
Will Laser Periodontal Therapy be painful?Laser Periodontal Therapy requires no cutting or stitches, making it virtually painless and bloodless.
Is it safe to put a laser in my mouth?Yes. The laser uses a very small fiber to reach only the portion of the gums requiring treatment. It gently passes between the teeth and gums, without affecting other parts of the mouth.
How long does laser gum surgery take?It typically requires one or two visits. Depending on the extent of your gum disease, we'll typically treat one half of your mouth during each session.
How long does it take to recover from the laser gum procedure?Recovery times vary for each patient. With Laser Periodontal Therapy, there is typically a less-than-24-hour recovery period. And because there is no cutting involved, there's less possibility of post-treatment infection.
How do I know the Laser Periodontal Therapy is right for me?No single treatment is right for everyone. Ask your periodontist if Laser Periodontal Therapy might be a good option for you.
Once my gums have been treated, is the gum disease gone?Periodontal disease is a chronic condition that cannot be cured, but it can be stabilized and maintained. Once the initial treatment has been completed, good home care and regular periodontal maintenance is essential to keep the disease under control and to maintain good oral health.
Why do I need periodontal maintenance after surgery?Following therapy, regular cleanings are vital to maintaining periodontal health. In cases where patients have a high susceptibility to breakdown or in cases where the patient cannot reach all areas with oral hygiene techniques, plaque can begin to form immediately after treatment. To keep the disease at bay, it is important to keep up with your regular periodontal maintenance exams.
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