What to Expect When Having Periodontal Surgery

What to Expect When Having Periodontal Surgery

If you are in need of periodontal surgery you will be happy to know that advances in technology have made this procedure a far less unpleasant treatment. Laser gum therapy has made the process much less invasive making it an option many periodontal patients will be less hesitant to undergo. Here is a brief overview of what you can expect during your periodontal surgery:

The Benefits of Laser Surgery

With laser gum therapy your periodontal surgery is much easier and is ideal for people suffering from sensitive teeth and gums as well as traditional issues such as periodontal disease or receding gums. Patients who are seeking a holistic approach prefer laser gum treatments. Many patients who cannot undergo traditional surgery can undergo laser gum therapy. Laser gum therapy is also very efficient at removing bacteria. There are no incisions, stitches or cutting required which makes it a far more comfortable and less invasive alternative. Last but not least laser gum therapy heals far more quickly.

The Process

When undergoing laser periodontal surgery it will involve the following steps:

  • Measurements will be taken of the gums in order to determine the severity of the damage and progress of your gum disease.
  • The laser is applied to the gum pocket in order to remove the damaged gum without cutting. During this process the disease and bacteria causing your issues is also removed.
  • Special tools are then used to remove the tartar and calculus from your teeth below the gum line as this is what causes periodontal disease.
  • The gum pocket then receives a final application of the laser to remove any remaining disease and bacteria.
  • A blood clot will then be allowed to form to assist in the healing process.
  • A T-scan is taken of your bite to check for irregularities in order to avoid opportunity for bacteria to set in during the healing process.
  • Your dentist will review the scan and look for areas requiring adjustment.
  • Using these steps your gums and jaw bone will be allowed to heal and regenerate.
  • The healing process will take only 24 hours.

When undergoing periodontal surgery in the traditional manner it is a very painful procedure that involves incisions and stitches and five to seven days to heal. With laser gum surgery you will not experience the pain of incisions and cutting and will require only a short 24 hour period for healing.


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