Laser Gum Treatment Haverhill MA

Laser gum treatment helps patients suffering from the effects of periodontal disease (gum disease), which is a progressive gum infection that affects the jawbone as well. We use LANAP and LAPIP for laser gum treatment to help preserve teeth and dental implants. LANAP minimizes gum depth pockets by removing diseased gum tissue and eliminating bacteria around the teeth. LAPIP is similar but is used for preserving dental implants. If you suspect gum disease, contact our office right away to avoid tooth and jawbone loss.

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Laser Gum Treatment Haverhill MA 

Symptoms of gum disease can include the following:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Red and swollen gums
  • Gum recession
  • Bad breath
  • Teeth clenching or grinding
  • Hormonal change

How is laser gum treatment better than traditional gum surgery?

Traditional gum surgery involves cutting the gum and suturing it. The recovery time can last up to 4 weeks. Laser gum treatment, however, is less invasive and healing is usually within 24 hours. The precise laser allows us to remove only the diseased gum tissue and bacteria. Other benefits include jawbone preservation, gum preservation, and less pain.

Is laser gum treatment painful?

The procedure is not painful but we may use a local anesthetic to keep our patients comfortable. After the procedure, you may notice swelling and mild discomfort but ice packs and over-the-counter medication helps.

How can I prevent the disease?

Good dental care hygiene is your best defense against gum disease. There are patients that may be more susceptible to the disease based on habits or genetics. Therefore, some patients may need to schedule routine cleanings every 3 to 4 months instead of the usual 6 months.

Please note that gum disease can be unnoticeable to some patients. Your routine examinations are vital to detecting gum disease early and minimize the effects. Schedule your examination today and stay ahead of your oral health. Call (978) 373-1231 or book an appointment online now for laser gum treatment Haverhill MA.

209 Summer St. Ste. 1
Haverhill, MA 01830

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