Laser Dentistry Therapy

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How Laser Therapy Works

In periodontal laser therapy, the dentist or hygienist in our Ala Moana Dental office uses a dental laser to access and remove the inflamed gum tissue from around the root of the tooth. When the infected tissue is removed the healthy tissue has a chance to reattach to the root. In addition, the dental laser is used to reduce the bacteria that exists in the gingival pocket. This process can be accomplish before or after the root scaling or deep cleaning. Scaling involves removal of calculus and plaque built up below the gum line and around the root. The dentist  or hygienist at Ala Moana Dentistry then smooths the root with instruments to remove any rough spots that might attract bacteria and cause future infections. The area between the gum and the root can then regenerate during the healing process.

Risks and Benefits

According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), there are ample benefits to using lasers for excising diseased gum tissue:

  • No general anesthetic is needed, as is required for other forms of gum surgery.
  • Lasers can target the diseased tissue and bacteria accurately.
  • There is not bleeding, pain and swelling because periodontal laser therapy is less invasive than regular surgery.
  • Recovery and healing times are short and people can go back to their routines within a hour of treatment.

Costs and Dental Coverage

The cost of laser gum disease therapy depends entirely on the extent of the patient's needs, and Ala Moana Dentistry can not quote a price until we have a chance to examine you. It is less expensive than traditional surgery.

In terms of insurance, dental plan policies in Honolulu HI will not typically reimburse you for laser treatment. At Ala Moana dentistry we recommend a deep cleaning with laser treatment as a comprehensive approach to aggressive reverse or reduce the effects of gum disease. Laser gum therapy is a different process from deep cleaning, but they go hand in hand.

Post-Therapy Dental Care

Maintaining a good oral hygiene program after you undergo any type of periodontal therapy is critical to avoiding a recurrence of the inflammation from gum disease. For more information, please read our below brochures. 

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