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Laser Gum Treatment

Wondering how teeth cleaning with laser gum treatments can help you? Laser treatment for periodontal disease at Smiles by Hanna gets your gums back in shape without sacrificing comfort. Laser treatment for gum disease can be just what the dentist ordered!

Laser Gum Treatment

What is Laser Gum Treatment for Periodontal Disease?

Laser periodontal treatment is the pain-free answer to gum disease. Sharp instruments and drills are a thing of the past with our cutting edge Biolase Waterlase tool. Laser treatment for periodontal disease can stop gum damage in its tracks and may even be able to reverse damage. When you get laser treatment for your gums you’re essentially removing unhealthy bacteria and problematic gum tissue with a special laser. This specific type of teeth cleaning laser tool gently manipulates infected areas with light and water.

Laser periodontal treatment is much less invasive than the old school method of cutting gums open. Healthy tissue and undamaged parts of teeth remain intact, which means it’s less painful during the procedure and your recovery time is much shorter.

Dr. Hanna Mansoor has been extensively trained with the Biolase Waterlase dental laser and is an expert at using it to allow you in overcome periodontal disease.

The Benefits of Laser Periodontal Therapy

  • Essentially Pain-free
  • Noninvasive
  • Personalized For You
  • Quick
  • Shorter recovery time

What is Periodontal Disease and Why Should You Care?

Periodontal disease is the deterioration of gum and/or bone areas around the teeth. Soft tissue is the first casualty. The bone that supports the teeth is next in line. Finally, the tooth itself may be lost.

The Takeaway: Gum disease is serious! The good news is that with professional intervention of Dr. Hanna Mansoor can be stopped and much of the damage can be reversed. Then with consistent oral hygiene, and regular checkups with our team, future periodontal disease can be prevented.

How Does Laser Treatment for Periodontal Disease Work?

smilesbyhanna veneersEfficiency and comfort are the dream team at Smiles by Hanna. The skills of Dr. Mansoor combined with the cutting-edge Waterlase tool have patients asking, “Wow! That was it?!

The entire laser treatment for gum disease should be pain-free. Still worried about pain? A local anesthetic can be used to further reduce sensitivity and ensure you’re comfortable.

  • Step 1. Remove Compromised Tissue. Scaling and root planing procedures first remove inflamed tissue around the gum line. Bacteria is flushed out and killed. These germs can no longer drain the life out of your teeth.
  • Step 2. Clean Roots. Exposed roots are seen after problematic tissue has been taken out. Plaque and calculus buildup are carefully cleared away from below the gum line.
  • Step 3. Smooth Roots. The root of each at-risk tooth is now planed down. Bacteria breeds infection in gum pockets, so these areas are removed. Stem cells are stimulated to encourage healing within the pocket. Finally, gum tissue is sealed against the tooth’s root.
    Phew! That laser periodontal treatment was so easy! The gums, bone and teeth can now embrace health.

Why Get Laser Gum Treatment at Smiles by Hanna

While cavities are touted as a tooth’s worst enemy, there is an even more sinister culprit behind tooth loss – gum disease. Also known as periodontal disease. This condition can ravage the mouth, taking teeth as trophies. Don’t let this affliction happen to you. Your smile may not be the only thing at risk. Your dental health could be at stake too!

When you sit down with Dr. Mansoor, during our free consultation, you’ll get a diagnosis and a detailed plan of care. If your gum health is past a simple increase of home oral hygiene, laser periodontal therapy may be suggested to prevent further damage.

This treatment is not only highly effective against even advanced periodontitis, but it can be pain-free. Patients of Dr. Mansoor receive her expert use of the Waterlase tool during the laser treatment for gum disease. Laser treatment for periodontal disease doesn’t have to be scary. Dr. Mansoor offers you a gentle teeth cleaning with laser tools.

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Where To Find Us

1355 South Higley Road #119
Gilbert, AZ 85296

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Dr. Mansoor is a member of the:

ADA Arizona Dental Association Pierre Fauchard Academy Academy of General Denstistry

Dr. Mansoor has masters in Implantology from:

ICOI GIDE educationy Dental XP

The Benefits of Laser Treatment for Gum Disease

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Suffering from periodontal disease? The modern world of dentistry provides pain free, highly effective options! Here’s why should you choose laser gum treatment:

Customized

Dr. Mansoor uses the Waterlase tool to perform this type of laser treatment on your gums. This tool allows her to tailor the usage to your specific needs. Lights, wavelengths and levels of power all work together to give you a personalized treatment based on your level of gum disease.

Faster Healing Time

Traditional methods require recovery time. Laser treatment for gum disease does not. A laser treatment visit can have you back to your normal routine the very next day!

Less Invasive

Unlike the traditional route, laser treatment for gum disease doesn’t involve cutting and stitching. If you are nervous about going under the knife, then laser gum treatment is for you!

Limited Risk of Infection

No surgery means less risk. Take sharp objects out of the equation and infection risk drops significantly. Anyone suffering from autoimmune disorders and heart problems can take a big sigh of relief.

Preservation

Dr. Mansoor’s skill plus the Waterlase tool’s precision adds up to an effective pair. Bacteria can be removed without disturbing or injuring healthy teeth. Gum tissue loss is also minimized.

Reduced Swelling

If you could avoid having a bloody, swollen mouth, would you? Laser treatment for periodontal disease treats problem areas with water, not sharpened dental tools. When your mouth is treated with such gentle care, the results show.

Speed

No more waiting for multiple appointments because everything can’t be done in a single session. The accuracy of laser periodontal treatment speeds up the process without compromising the outcome.

Virtually Pain-free

The traditional scaling and root planing method is no fun. When opting for laser treatment for your gums, there may no pain at all or just minimal discomfort. There is usually no need for anesthetics.

Laser Periodontal Therapy Frequently Asked Questions

What are the signs of gum disease?

Maybe you’re not looking forward to diving into your dental health. What if taking this step could elevate your dental health? When you’re ready to have a heart-to-heart with your mouth, there are some red flags that could indicate gum disease.

  • Bad Breath: Have you noticed your breath smells bad on a regular basis without eating tons of garlic and onions? Gum disease could be to blame.
  • Bloody Backwash: After brushing your teeth, what color is the liquid spit into the sink? If the backwash runs red with blood, your gums could be trying to tell you something.
  • Bloody Gums: When gums bleed for seemingly no reason, periodontal disease could be why.
  • Discolored Gums: Brightly-colored gums in shades of red and purple are not normal.
  • Loose Teeth: If a tooth is wiggling out of place, gums could be infected.
  • Pain When Chewing: Whether you’re eating a Saltine or a ribeye, if it hurts to chew, gum disease could be the underlying cause.
  • Pus: Seeing pus oozing from where gums and teeth meet is not a good sign.
  • Receding Gumline: Teeth can appear a bit longer than usual when gums head for the hills.
  • Tender Gums: Are gums tender to the touch? Do gums seem puffy or appear swollen? Periodontal problems may loom.

What are the stages of periodontal disease?

Gum disease has several stages. Each of these phases has different symptoms, and each requires a plan of care.

  • Stage One: Gingivitis. This stage is the most commonly seen example of periodontal disease. Gum tissue, or gingiva, surrounding your teeth becomes inflamed. Gingivitis is caused by plaque buildup. The condition may be reversed if caught and properly treated now. The supporting bone is not yet negatively impacted.
  • Stage Two: Mild Periodontitis. Left unchecked, gingivitis can develop into periodontitis. Bacteria has gathered below the gumline, and is now inflamed. Bone loss may have already begun. Gums are noticeably puffy; they bleed regularly.
  • Stage Three: Moderate Periodontitis. Additional bone loss could be happening during this stage. Swollen gums may have started separating from the teeth. Debris is now collecting in pockets within the receding gumline.
  • Stage Four: Advanced Periodontitis. Bone loss could be severe during this final stage of gum disease. Teeth are becoming loose. There’s a high probability of tooth loss. Gums are receding even further.

What is the treatment for gum disease?

A good dental cleaning or perhaps even teeth cleaning with laser tools can be effective against gingivitis. Periodontitis requires a bolder plan of attack. Depending upon the advancement of the gum disease, the following methods may be used:

  • Bone Grafting: When periodontitis has wiped out the bone around the tooth, this method may be used. The graft holds the at-risk tooth securely in place to hinder tooth loss. Graft construction materials may consist of synthetic bones, donated bones or even remnants of your own bones.
  • Gum Flap Surgery: Clearing bacteria, tartar and any faulty tissue away from the tooth and supporting bone is difficult when puffy gums deny contact. Tiny cuts allow the gum tissue to be pulled back from the teeth. Now the dentist has access to the periodontal pocket and gets to work.
  • Prescriptions: Bacteria could be problematic in your mouth and lead to infections. Your periodontist may prescribe an antiseptic gel or rinse. These products come in direct contact with teeth and gums to keep bacteria in check. Oral antibiotics may be prescribed if bacteria persist.
  • Root Planing: This laser periodontal treatment tackles tartar buildup below the gumline, next to the roots of teeth. The dental professional takes a tool and smooths, or planes, the roots. The result? Teeth free of crystalized tartar and bad bacteria.
  • Scaling: This nonsurgical technique removes tartar from the tooth’s surface. Getting this kind of teeth cleaning with laser tools, like the Waterlase, can prevent dental chair dread.
  • Soft Tissue Grafting: When receding gums become a recurring problem, this surgery can be the solution. Tissue may be grafted from the roof of your mouth. This recycled tissue reinforces the damaged tissue along the gumline. Tooth roots get covered while preventing the gumline from receding even further.

Who’s at risk for developing periodontal disease?

Ask yourself the questions below. If “yes,” is your answer to one or more questions, you could be at greater risk for developing gum disease.

  • Are you experiencing hormonal changes?
  • Are you genetically predisposed to gum disease?
  • Are you obese?
  • Do you frequently engage in unhealthy eating habits?
  • Do you have decreased immunity?
  • Do you skip oral health habits?
  • Do you smoke, vape, dip or chew tobacco?
  • Do you suffer from diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or Crohn’s disease?
  • Do you take medications that may cause gum issues?
  • Do you use marijuana regularly?
  • Is your daily intake of vitamins and nutrients less than what is recommended?

Who can benefit from laser periodontal therapy?

Considering a teeth cleaning with laser tools? You’re not alone! Many types of people can benefit from getting a laser treatment for periodontal disease. Additionally, there are some patients who are prime candidates for laser gum treatment. Do you fall into any of these profiles?

  • Are you a regular user of nicotine products? Smoking, vaping, dipping and chewing all have a negative impact on teeth and gums. Teeth discoloration is only the beginning of issues that can come from recurring use of nicotine products.
  • Are you genetically predisposed to periodontal disease? Did one or both of your parents suffer from gum disease? If so, your DNA may put your teeth and gums in harm’s way.
  • Are you taking medications that interfere with your body’s ability to fight off infections? Corticosteroids and TNF inhibitors are two types of medications that have the potential for weakening the immune system.
  • Do you have a medical condition that slows or complicates your body’s ability to heal? Diabetes and certain cardiovascular conditions can make laser treatment for gum disease so much easier versus a long recovery time from the traditional scaling and root planing.
  • Is your immune system compromised? The Waterlase laser gum treatment is less likely to stress out your system than getting scraped and poked during a traditional treatment.

What happens after laser periodontal treatment?

There is so little recovery time needed after your laser treatment for periodontal disease, you can usually go about your life the following day. A strict oral hygiene routine must be followed in order to keep teeth in tip-top shape. Swish with an antimicrobial rinse if prescribed. You’ll get personalized aftercare instructions to help you keep your teeth healthy.

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