Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry
Dr. Cox and Dr. Patel offer state-of-the-art laser dentistry to treat periodontal disease and put you and your smile on the road to good health. Gum disease affects millions of people. Conservative estimates show that 75% of all Americans over the age of 35 have some form of this disease. Left untreated, gum disease can result in tooth, gum, and bone loss. This bacterial infection also impairs overall health by increasing your risk of developing life-altering issues, including osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, diabetes complications, and dementia.
In place of an invasive procedure requiring the use of a scalpel, stitches, and a lengthy healing time, laser dentistry delivers fast, efficient, and comfortable care. Most patients don’t require anesthesia for laser treatment of gum disease. The pin-point accuracy of the laser provides comfortable, minimally-invasive removal of diseased tissue to renew gum health.
Lasers seal and sterilize tissue to eliminate the need for stitches and drastically reduce the risk of infection following procedures. The focus provided by the laser allows us to treat impacted areas while leaving healthy gum tissue untouched. The laser is excellent for medically compromised patients (with heart disease, diabetes, etc.), results in a decreased recovery period (from weeks to days) and promotes bone regeneration. Wondering if this is a solution for you? Contact our office to set an appointment to discuss the procedure with Dr. Patel and Dr. Cox.