It’s important that Gilbert dental patients not only take care of their teeth but their gums, too. In fact, not taking care of your gums can lead to periodontal disease (also known as gum disease), which if left untreated, can cause your teeth to shift, move, or even fall out or require teeth extractions!
To help keep her Gilbert dental patients’ gums as healthy as possible, Dr. Mansoor offers laser gum treatment at her practice. Using the state-of-the-art WaterLase technology for all gum procedures, this process allows Dr. Mansoor to treat her patients’ gum issues with a targeted combination of light and water. The results are often a delay of gum condition progression – which then allows you to reverse the condition by practicing proper oral hygiene. And best of yet, the process is completely pain-free and doesn’t require any local anesthesia.
Here’s a list of 4 reasons why you may need Dr. Mansoor to perform laser gum treatment on your gum condition.
1. You Have an Advanced Stage of Periodontal Disease and Need Scaling and Root Planing
Local patients who’ve had gum disease for quite a while might progress to the point that they need scaling and root planing. This is a procedure that cleans the gums and the roots that are hidden underneath the gums. The traditional procedure involves local anesthetics, dental instruments to scrape bacteria away, and depending on the severity of your case, multiple appointments to complete the task.
Dr. Mansoor approaches scaling and root planing differently. For her GIlbert patients with advanced stages of periodontal disease, she uses WaterLase to perform laser gum treatment. In addition to being a pain-free procedure that doesn’t even necessitate a shot of novocaine, using this leading technology allows Dr. Mansoor to better target problem areas so you can have a more thorough cleaning of built-up plaque and bacteria in and underneath your gums.
2. You’re Immuno-Compromised or Are Taking Certain Medications that Make it Difficult for the Body to Naturally Fight Infections
Some Gilbert dental patients with gum disease have special medical needs and must take medications that make it more difficult to fight infections naturally. Others might be naturally immune-compromised. If you fall into either of these two camps, laser gum treatment is an excellent treatment option for you.
Because WaterLase uses light and water to treat your gums and doesn’t require a scraping instrument, the process is gentler on your gums. While there’s always a risk of infection with any dental procedure, Dr. Mansoor’s training and experience, as well as the WaterLase technology, lower these risks.
3. You Smoke, Vape, Or Use Chewing Tobacco
Many nicotine users know that their habit doesn’t just discolor their teeth, but it can also affect the appearance and health of their gums. Whether you smoke, vape, or use chewing tobacco, you may need some extra attention on your gums to keep them healthy and looking good. WaterLase technology can help.
4. You Have Diabetes or Another Medical Condition That Slows Down the Body’s Natural Healing Process
If you have diabetes or another condition that makes it harder for your body to heal, you know that even a little scrape can take a while to go away. That’s why the idea of scaling and root planing with a sharp medical instrument seems so unappealing. To clean your gums and roots the traditional way, your surrounding tissue might become damaged, and take weeks or even months to heal.
Laser gum treatment, with its targeted use of water and light, reduces the risk of surrounding tissue being damaged. This means that you may heal faster overall when choosing WaterLase to treat your gums and teeth roots.
Learn More About Water Laser Gum Treatment
Whether you’ve had a traditional scaling and root planing performed before and found the procedure too uncomfortable, or you fall into one of the four categories above, Dr. Mansoor would love to help care for your gums using WaterLase. To learn more