Laser therapy has many applications in healthcare and dentistry. Dental diode lasers, also known as soft tissue lasers, are convenient and practical dental lasers that are used for making precision cuts in numerous dental procedures such as the removal of decayed teeth and infected soft tissues like gums. They allow for more control and precision during dental interventions and can also be used for sealing blood vessels or nerve endings.
Compared to traditional methods, soft tissue lasers make gum surgery procedures more rapid, convenient, and painless.
Gum Therapy with Soft Tissue Laser
Gum diseases like periodontitis can cause the decay of the soft tissue lining of the mouth. Symptoms can include redness, bleeding and discharge of pus from the gums, receding gum line, or pain. The conventional means of treating gum disease involve surgically removing these decayed tissues by making incisions. After the incisions are sutured, they typically take a few weeks to heal.
Modern technology can simplify these procedures. Using more advanced solutions like soft tissue laser therapy, soft tissue procedures can be streamlined and the required healing period can be reduced.
When using this form of laser therapy, the dentist directs a highly powerful and intense laser beam at the decayed tissues. This beam does not cause any bleeding, pain, or side effects. The incisions made underneath the tissue are sealed by the heat of the laser beam, thereby eliminating the need for sutures too. In addition, this procedure does not require a lengthy healing period and the patient is usually fully healed in as little as a few days.
What Are the Advantages of Soft Tissue Laser Therapy?
- Soft tissue laser therapy is far less painful compared to conventional gum surgery procedures.
- When using a soft tissue laser, there is no need for complex surgical procedures and sutures.
- The healing period following laser therapy is much shorter.
- There is no need for anesthesia when using soft tissue lasers.
- Soft tissue lasers have high precision and do not harm the adjoining healthy tissues, or the enamel of your teeth.
- Procedures involving laser therapy are more convenient and quicker.
- Soft tissue laser therapy minimizes the risk of the gum infection spreading.
To learn more about how you can benefit from modern procedures like soft tissue laser therapy and get your oral concerns addressed, don’t hesitate to call Troy Ha, DDS at (562) 432-9883 or schedule an online consultation with one of our dentists. We’re always happy to help.