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Laser Gum Treatment

Floral Dental Care, PC

Cosmetic Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Floral Park, NY

Almost half of adults over 30 have some type of gum disease. With Mohammad Rahman, DMD, and his experienced cosmetic dentistry team at Floral Dental Care, PC, in Floral Park, New York, laser gum treatment is innovative, noninvasive, and effective for treating gum disease and other oral health problems. To find out if laser gum treatment is right for you, schedule an appointment by phone or online with Floral Dental Care, PC, today.

Laser Gum Treatment Q & A

What is laser gum treatment?

Laser gum treatment uses innovative laser technology to treat a wide array of dental problems. It can:

  • Clean the teeth and gums
  • Mold and reshape your gums
  • Remove excess tissue
  • Cut out tumors
  • Find and fill cavities
  • Minimize bleeding
  • Reduce the risk of post-surgical infections

Healing after laser surgery is much faster because of less tissue damage. Anesthesia and sutures usually aren’t necessary during laser treatment.

Laser dentistry makes dental procedures efficient, smoother, and less painful. If you’re anxious about going to the dentist, laser treatment can help ease your fears.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease, or periodontitis, is an infection that occurs in your gums that may result from poor oral hygiene or excess mouth bacteria. The disease can cause receding gums, soft tissue damage, and even bone loss. Symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Puffy, swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • A receding gum line
  • Bright red gums
  • Tender gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Teeth shifting
  • New spaces between teeth
  • Pus near your gums and teeth

In comparison, healthy gums fit snugly around the teeth and are pale pink in color. Laser technology can treat gum disease and other gum problems. Good oral hygiene significantly reduces your risk of gum disease.

Is laser gum treatment right for me?

Dr. Rahman and his team let you know if you’re a good candidate for laser gum treatment after reviewing your dental history, examining your teeth and gums, and taking dental X-rays. They tell you what to expect during the procedure, as laser dentistry can treat a wide array of conditions.

If you require extensive dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar, treat gum disease, or fill a cavity, laser gum treatment might be the innovative solution you’ve been searching for.

What happens during laser gum treatment?

Prior to laser gum treatment, Dr. Rahman numbs the treatment area and offers sedation to relax you. He applies a laser to your teeth or gums while you relax in a comfortable chair. The procedure is usually fast and painless, with little to no recovery time.

Depending on which laser procedure you’ve undergone, you might feel a little sore for a few days. Follow post-treatment instructions that might include icing the area, taking over-the-counter pain relievers, or following a special diet. Maintain good oral hygiene and see the Floral Dental Care, PC, team for routine cleanings and dental exams.

If you experience signs of gum disease, tooth decay, or other oral health problems, schedule an appointment with Floral Dental Care, PC, over the phone or online to find out if laser gum treatment is right for you.