Besides your teeth, your gums are equally important for a healthy smile. Unfortunately, the biggest threat to their health is a preventable infection called gum disease. Thanks to the latest innovations in dentistry, we can eradicate the infection and save your smile with soft tissue laser treatment in Houston, TX. In addition to treating gum disease, the soft tissue laser can be used for a variety of purposes, often eliminating the need for a scalpel or sutures. You’ll enjoy pinpoint accuracy and a less invasive solution using the latest advancements in dentistry.
A soft tissue laser uses a beam of light energy to target specific tissue. This provides unmatched accuracy to reduce any damage to healthy tissues. The laser remove cuts and removes tissue without needing a scalpel for a less invasive treatment. It also sterilizes and cauterizes while it cuts to significantly lower the risk of infection or bleeding for a complication-free recovery. You may not even need sutures for quicker healing.
After an initial consultation to ensure you’re a candidate, you’re scheduled for your procedure, such as to treat gum disease. We may apply a local anesthetic to minimize any potential discomfort, but it often isn’t necessary.
The laser will target the tissue, killing 99.9% of bacteria while removing any damage or infection. The tissue is also cauterized to reduce any swelling or bleeding. The process stimulates the regeneration of healthy tissue, which is ideal for treating gum disease. This encourages the tissue to reattach to the teeth to seal out future buildup.
Besides gum disease, a soft tissue laser can be used for several other reasons, like resolving a gummy smile, performing a frenectomy, or taking a biopsy. Overall, the process is less invasive while also encouraging an easier recovery.
When compared to traditional treatments that often use a scalpel or sutures, a soft tissue laser offers several benefits, including:
Every policy differs; however, most dental insurance plans offer coverage for laser dentistry. We know dental insurance can be confusing, but you won’t have to go at it alone. A member of our team will work on your behalf with your insurance carrier to file the necessary claim forms. We’ll explain how your benefits are being used to pay for the treatment, as well as any remaining balance. A member of our team will help you find the financial solutions you need to enjoy the best technologies without breaking the bank.
Whether you have gum disease, or you need another procedure, you can benefit from modern services with a soft tissue laser. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for laser dentistry. We’ll help you achieve your best smile using state-of-the-art treatments.