Laser Gum Surgery Specialist

Ramona Dental Group

Dentistry located in Ramona, CA

Laser gum surgery is one of the most exciting new procedures in dentistry today. The team at Ramona Dental Group in Ramona, California, is proud to offer this minimally invasive technique used to curb the effects of gum disease. Using laser emissions, the team can easily access and remove accumulated tartar, restoring the health and appearance of your teeth and gums without invasive surgery. To schedule your consultation, call the office or book a visit online today.

Laser Gum Surgery Q&A

What is laser gum surgery? 

Laser gum surgery is an alternative to traditional surgical techniques used to treat cases of gum disease. Laser gum surgery uses a laser (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) to gain access to accumulated tartar underneath the gum line without using a scalpel. 

This presents a minimally invasive alternative to the scalpel method of gum surgery. The team at Ramona Dental Group specializes in this cutting edge surgical technique. 

What can I expect during laser gum surgery? 

The team at Ramona Dental Group uses local anesthesia during laser gum surgery. This helps minimize discomfort and the only pain you may feel is a slight pinch when your dentist administers the anesthesia. 

Once the treatment area is numb, your dentist places a tiny laser fiber between your teeth and your gums. The laser then emits specially calibrated radiation to remove inflamed tissue without cutting the gums. Your dentist then uses special dental instruments to carefully clean the area and remove tartar and plaque that have built up. 

Lastly, the laser is used again to seal up the pocket created by removing the inflamed tissue. 

What are some of the benefits of laser gum surgery? 

The minimally invasive nature of laser gum surgery presents a variety of benefits, including: 

Less postoperative pain

Since this type of surgical technique eliminates the need for the traditional flap surgery and scalpel methods, the recovery is much easier on you. In most cases, all you’ll need is high dosage ibuprofen or acetaminophen. 

Recovery time

With laser gum surgery, your recovery time is reduced and you’re typically able to get back to your normal routine right after the procedure. That means going back to work or school often right away. 

No bleeding

There’s much less bleeding since this procedure doesn’t involve making any incisions in your gum line. In most cases, there’s no postoperative bleeding at all. 

No swelling

Your face won’t swell up and you won’t have to walk around looking puffy and swollen after your procedure. 

Am I an ideal candidate for laser gum surgery? 

If you’re dealing with gum disease and a traditional deep clean isn’t deemed to be enough, laser gum surgery may be a very good idea. Some of the most common symptoms of gum disease are: 

  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Sores in your mouth

The team at Ramona Dental Group can let you know if your gum disease requires laser gum surgery. It also may be a good idea if you’re averse to the traditional scalpel method. To learn more, call the office or schedule a laser gum surgery consultation online today.