(928) 641-4000
919 12th Place Suite 7 Prescott, AZ 86305

Laser Periodontal Therapy in Prescott

Laser periodontal therapy is a more comfortable and efficient procedure used to treat gum disease. Our technology has the ability to create an alternative to periodontal surgery which will create a faster and easier experience.

Call our office today to schedule an appointment at (928) 641-4000.

Procedure, Benefits, and Effectiveness

The Principle behind Laser Periodontal Therapy

Laser periodontal therapy uses a laser to remove tissue and bacteria from the gums while keeping the healthy tissue. This procedure allows for the gums to heal faster with less discomfort.

Procedure Details

  1. Assessment and planning- The first step in this process will include our dentist who will be providing a dental exam, they will measure the pockets of the gum tissue in order to determine the extent of the disease.
  2. Laser treatment- A special laser is used to remove the part of the gum tissue that is inflamed or has the disease around the tooth’s root. Do not worry; the laser will leave the healthy tissue to grow.
  3. Calculus removal- After the laser removes the infected parts of the gums, some of the roots of the tooth will be exposed. This is when the doctor will go in and remove any tartar or calculus from the area to make sure that the area is clean for the healthy tissue to grow.
  4. Tissue regeneration- After we remove the calculus (calcified dental plaque) from the tooth, the laser is used to promote the regeneration of healthy gums.

Benefits of Laser Periodontal Therapy

  1. Reduced discomfort and pain- The laser provides a no-pain experience compared to traditional surgery.
  2. Faster healing and recovery- The use of the laser helps provide faster healing and less post-op care, which in turn reduces the risk of infection.
  3. Preservation of healthy tissue- This procedure helps preserve healthy gums and promotes the growth of healthy tissue.
  4. Reduced bleeding and swelling- Using the laser will minimize bleeding and swelling during the procedure and after.

Effectiveness and Outcomes

Laser periodontal therapy has been an effective way to treat and remove unhealthy gums from the mouth. This can improve the health of your teeth and gums and even prevent the need for surgical procedures.

Common Myths about Laser Periodontal Therapy

Myth: Laser therapy is unsafe for treating gum disease.
Fact: The use of laser therapy for the treatment of diseased gums is a safe procedure when done by a professional.

Myth: Laser treatment completely replaces traditional methods.
Fact: Laser treatment is a good option for some patients but may not be the ideal solution for others. Treatment plans are very customized and are never a “one-size fits all” situation.

Myth: Recovery from laser therapy is instantaneous.
Fact: When using the laser for treatment, recovery is usually faster than the traditional surgery method, although there is still a process of healing. The doctor will be sure to go over post-op care with you before you leave your appointment.

Laser periodontal therapy is a great option if you are looking for a minimally invasive treatment with a faster and easier recovery time. This treatment option is able to aid in creating healthier gums, which results in a healthier smile.

Give our office a call to schedule an appointment at (928) 641-4000.

Frequently Asked Questions

Laser periodontal therapy is a procedure to treat gum disease and promote healthy tissue growth with increased comfort and efficiency.  Our technology has the ability to create an alternative to periodontal surgery which will create a faster and easier recovery and experience.

 

The benefits of using laser periodontal therapy are convenience, less pain, bleeding, and swelling, lower risk of infection, faster recovery time, and better preservation of healthy tissue.

This would depend on each patient, but typically, this procedure is a pain-free experience. The dentist will make sure to numb you before getting started so you don’t feel any pain during the treatment. Because this procedure is less invasive, the post-op discomfort and sensitivity are reduced and temporary as well.

Laser periodontal therapy is very effective in treating gum disease. We make sure that all the diseased tissue and bacteria are removed so that the healthy tissue is preserved and can grow back effectively.

During treatment, the dentist will use the laser to remove diseased gum tissue and bacteria, this will enhance the health of the gums and promote healthier gums to regrow. This process is quick and painless, with less recovery time.

The amount of laser treatments would depend on each patient, by coming in for a consultation, the dentist will be able to go over treatment plan options and let you know the length of treatment and how many are required for your specific case.

Recovery depends on each patient but can take anywhere from 1-2 days or a week or two to fully heal. The doctor will be sure to go over post-op care to make sure that you have the best and fastest recovery experience.

Candidates for laser periodontal therapy are patients who have periodontal disease and who want a less painful, less invasive experience. This is meant for patients who need to remove diseased gums that have bacteria and promote the growth of healthy tissue.

After the procedure, the doctor will go over specifics to take care of your gums after treatment. It’s important to make sure that you maintain good oral health, which includes brushing and flossing a minimum of twice a day to prevent infections. The office will also set you up with follow-up appointments to check the treatment site and evaluate the gums.

Insurance coverage would depend on the insurance provider and the type of plan that you have. It’s best to contact your insurance provider to get the best idea of what coverage your plan provides.

BOOKING HOURS

M CLOSED | Tu 9-4 | Wed 8-4 | Th 8-4 | Fr CLOSED

We are OPEN for ALL dental care procedures and emergency needs. Protecting the health and safety of our patients, families, and team members remains our number one priority.

In-house Discount Plan*

$119.95/yr/individual & $179.95/yr/family with discounts of 20%-30% off all services.

*Sign up in office, requires upfront payment to qualify for discounts.

$19.95 Exam and X-Rays^

For New Patients without insurance we offer a great rate on your first Exam & set of X-Rays.

^For New Patients that do not have dental insurance. New patients must be 18 or older to receive this discount. Discounts cannot be combined with other offers or dental discount plans. Additional fees may be included in individual cases.

$500 off Orthodontics^^

For New Patients without insurance we offer a great rate on your first Exam & set of X-Rays.

^^For new patients without dental insurance. Once per patient.

Horizon Dental of Prescott

Hours

M CLOSED | Tu 9-4 | Wed 8-4 | Th 8-4 | Fr CLOSED

Contact

919 12th Place Suite 7

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 641-4000

precott@horizondds.com

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