Laser gum surgery
is a minimally invasive alternative to more aggressive gum disease treatments, such as flap surgery. When treated, gingiva exposed to soft tissue lasers heal faster with significantly better results than when conventional gum surgery methods are used. Because laser therapies are so effective, they make it possible to avoid unnecessary and invasive oral surgeries, which were previously the only options available.
If you have a history of periodontal disease and unsuccessful results from traditional dental treatment, then seeing an Annandale, VA gum specialist like Dr. William Wang
or Thomas Lin
opens up the opportunities for more innovative therapies, including laser gum surgery
. During your soft tissue laser treatment, you’ll experience very little discomfort (only a small amount of local anesthetic may be needed.) Afterward, you’ll find that your recovery time is typically much shorter than that after a traditional scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) procedure. Lasers reduce swelling and bleeding, so any lingering soreness is kept to a minimum.