While surgical procedures were the common method for soft tissue treatment for decades, scientists and dentists worked together to research an alternative. Laser therapy is a less invasive alternative to surgery. Many top dental offices around the world, including our very own Washington, DC clinic, have begun incorporating it into their practices with stellar feedback.
A laser is a small beam of intensely focused light. Laser therapy allows for precise control during soft tissue treatment. In addition, the lasers can perform several functions. In addition to removing tissue, they can also be used to reduce bleeding and swelling, seal blood vessels and seal nerve endings.
Laser Therapy is an ideal treatment for gum disease. The laser will be directed around each involved tooth to remove infected gum tissue. This will expose the root, and the process of root scaling can begin. The calculus and plaque that is built up below the gum line and around the root is removed. Any rougher spots are smoothed down, so it does not capture more bacteria.
There are many benefits to laser therapy instead of traditional surgical procedures. The diseased areas can be targeted accurately and precisely meaning less unnecessary pain. In fact, the amount of swelling, pain, and bleeding are greatly reduced due to the less invasive nurture of laser therapy. All of these factors result in a shorter healing and recovery time.
Still have questions about Laser Therapy for Soft Tissue Treatment? Feel free to give our Washington DC dental office a call, and we will be happy to help explain how our laser treatments can help!