Periodontal disease, or gum disease, attacks the bones and tissues that support your teeth. If not treated, it can lead to tissue and tooth loss. Gum disease is caused by the bacteria in plaque growing on your teeth and gums. Dr. Nader and Dr. Resek may recommend gum laser surgery in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Swollen, red, and tender gums
- Gums that bleed easily during brushing and flossing
- Receding gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Pus coming from the gums
- A change in your bite
- Loose teeth
Laser gum surgery is treatment for gum disease, or periodontal disease. Laser gum surgery is an alternative to traditional gum surgery that is less painful and traumatic. The special kind of laser used in this surgery has a laser fiber that is only about as wide as three human hairs. This fiber is inserted between the gums and the tooth by our dentists, where it painlessly removes the plaque and bacteria that cause gum disease. In general, the laser gum surgery procedure only takes two two-hour appointments. There will be no bleeding or stitches because your gums were never cut.
Contact Oakmont Family Dentists today with any questions or to schedule an appointment.