Lasers are a relatively new tool in the dental field. Laser dentistry has a variety of applications, and more uses for these powerful medical tools are evolving every day. It is rapidly becoming an everyday tool at dental offices, including Dental Partners of Boston.
Dental Partners of Boston Uses Laser Gum Treatment
Boston Periodontist, Dr. Guzman, has benefited from the use of a laser as a versatile tool in our dental office. Some of the more common applications of lasers include:
- Preparing teeth for fillings
- Removing plaque from teeth
- Activating whitening agents
- Laser Gum surgery
How Do Lasers Help with Gum Disease?
Lasers use a focused beam of light to wipe out and remove diseased or unhealthy tissue. At the same time, healthy tissue is left intact better than traditional methods such as gum grafts.
Benefits of Laser Dental Treatment
Not only does it reduce healing time, but patients have experienced added benefits of laser gum treatment. Because of these remarkable and beneficial results, we are seeing more and more use of lasers when treating gum disease and for re-contouring gums. When dentists use lasers the procedure is faster and more comfortable for the patient with a significant reduction in bleeding, tissue damage, and post-treatment discomfort. There are no sutures with the use of lasers and healing time is faster.
Oral Laser Surgery
Other oral surgeries benefit from lasers as well. For example, if you have a growth in your mouth that needs to be removed, laser dentistry can make it less traumatic. Lasers are efficient, highly accurate, safe, and fast in the hands of an experienced team of dentists like Dental Partners of Boston. Your time in the dental chair will be more comfortable, and recovery is faster. All from the simple change of a more modern surgical tool.
LANAP Gum Surgery
If you are suffering from gum disease, laser gum treatment could be the solution for you. At Dental Partners of Boston, we offer LANAP as an option for treating extreme cases of gum disease. LANAP stands for Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure and is a newer treatment that has been approved for the correction of advanced gum disease.
If you have looked for an office in Boston skilled in LANAP, look no further. Dr. Guzman is a certified periodontist that can provide this procedure. He will work with you to determine if LANAP is the right choice for your unique case. He will also ensure that you feel comfortable with your treatment plan. Schedule an appointment today!