LASER GUM SURGERY - WOODBRIDGE AND BRISTOW, VA
Comfortable, Scalpel-Free Gum Disease Treatment
Choose Laser Gum Surgery
If you’ve been avoiding gum disease therapy because you’re nervous about scalpel-based treatment, you’ll benefit from our laser gum surgery in Woodbridge and Bristow, VA! The introduction of dental lasers to periodontal surgery has made it possible for us to offer procedures without the need for scalpels, incisions, or sutures. Our team at Momentum Dental offers this treatment alternative to osseous surgery because it is significantly more comfortable (both during the procedure and during recovery) and is often more efficient, too. Don’t let gum disease harm your smile and put you at risk for systemic health complications. Choose our laser periodontal therapy and restore your smile’s health today!
The Dangers Of Gum Disease
Gum disease is a progressive condition that should be treated as soon as possible to avoid damage to your oral and overall health. When bacteria from plaque and tartar are not cleared from the teeth, it will infect the gum tissues and cause them to pull away. As the gums recede, more bacteria will accumulate in the pockets around the teeth. Over time, this infection and destroy healthy gums and bone, making it increasingly likely that your teeth will loosen and even fall out. Bacteria that enter the bloodstream through the mouth have also been linked to systemic health complications, including respiratory disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and heart attack. Having your gum disease treated not only restores health to your smile, but ensures that infection does not harm your overall health, too.
Treatment From A Laser-Trained Dentist
Dental lasers like our sophisticated Diode laser require advanced training to achieve proficiency in their techniques. Producing a powerful, targeted beam of light energy, these lasers must be operated with great care and precision to ensure patient safety and the effectiveness of treatment. Our founding dentist, Dr. Tamesha Morris, has completed specialized training in laser dentistry along with proven clinical proficiency using dental lasers. With skill and accuracy, she can target gum disease-causing bacteria and damaged soft tissues without harming healthy oral structures. Additionally, she and our team are well-versed in the safety precautions for laser gum surgery and all our operatories are up-to-standard to ensure your treatment is as safe and comfortable as possible.
Targeted Laser Periodontal Therapy
Your laser gum surgery will be completed in the comfort of our dental practice, often in only one appointment. We’ll first administer a local numbing agent to ensure you feel no discomfort during treatment. Laser dentistry is minimally invasive and doesn’t require sedation, though we can provide this if you still feel anxious about the procedure. When you’re comfortable, we will use the dental laser to gently vaporize the bacteria from the pockets and damaged gum tissues. The targeted light of the laser allows us to achieve this as a significantly higher level of precision, so we do not harm healthy tissues during the procedure. Once your laser gum surgery in Woodbridge and Bristow, VA is done, you’ll be able to return to your normal activities—with a healthy, functional smile—within 24 hours!
Benefiting From Laser Dentistry
- No need for scalpels or incisions
- More comfortable recovery
- Minimal pain, bleeding, and swelling
- More targeted, efficient treatment
- Little-to-no downtime after the procedure
- Ideal for patients with dental anxiety
- Restore a healthy, functional smile