At Just for Your Smile, we believe you deserve to enjoy nothing but the best when it comes to your dental care, which is why we embrace the latest technological advancements. We are proud to offer periodontal treatments using a soft tissue laser in Tysons Corner and Potomac. If you are among the 50% of adults who suffer from gum disease, you can enjoy a less invasive and more effective alternative to traditional scaling and root planing or more precise results when needing cosmetic gum contouring.
Laser technology is nothing new; however, its use in the dental field has only recently become popular. Now, it is widely used to perform soft tissue treatments to eliminate the need for scalpel and sutures during many common dental procedures.
A highly concentrated beam of light energy precisely targets diseased tissue and vaporizes it, known as ablation. We will have better control throughout the procedure to only target infected tissue, leaving healthy areas untouched.
As the laser cuts away the tissue, it also cauterizes it to minimize the risk of bleeding. The laser has also shown to kill as much as 99% of bacteria as it sterilizes the tissue it targets. This provides you with a quicker and safer recovery process that has a reduced risk of infection and bleeding. Not to mention, the laser reduces your body’s inflammatory response to minimize postoperative pain.
Your dentist in Tysons Corner and Potomac uses the laser as an influential component to periodontal therapy as an alternative to traditional scaling and root planing, also known as a deep cleaning. The laser has shown to be more effective by allowing the gum tissue to reattach to the teeth at a more successful rate.
When compared to conventional treatments for periodontal disease, the soft tissue laser provides many advantages, such as:
Although soft tissue lasers are an influential aspect of gum disease therapy, they can also be used to aid the treatment of several other dental conditions as well, such as:
We perform a comprehensive consultation to ensure the laser is the right treatment for you.
Gum disease does not need to be a death sentence for your smile. You can save it using the latest innovations in dentistry with a soft tissue laser. If you need treatment for gum disease or want to learn more about laser dentistry, contact Just for Your Smile today to schedule a consultation.