Providing the highest standard of dental care involves using modern and advanced techniques to help patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. Dr. Robert Cain is a Knoxville, TN periodontist offering laser dentistry treatment for gum disease, treating the soft tissues of the mouth with greater accuracy, less discomfort and no downtime. Since its inception, laser dentistry has been allowing dentists to offer less invasive, more precise, and comfortable gum disease treatments to patients.
What is Laser Dentistry?
Dental lasers are used to improve accuracy and reduce recovery time for a variety of dental treatments. Soft tissue lasers are used to treat gum disease because they penetrate soft tissue and sealing blood vessels and nerve endings, which enables faster healing. These lasers are often used in treating gum disease.
What is Gum Disease?
Periodontal disease, also called periodontitis or gum disease, is the disease of the gum tissues that surround the teeth and the jawbone that anchors the teeth in place. It starts with bacteria in the mouth, and, if untreated, it can end with tooth loss.
The main cause of periodontal disease is bacteria in plaque that is left untreated. The bacteria in our mouths bond with mucus and other particles to form plaque on teeth. The plaque that isn’t removed by brushing and flossing hardens and forms tartar.
To get rid of the bacteria, our immune systems release defense cells that cause areas around the teeth to become inflamed. As our gums swell, they pull away from the teeth creating little pockets that allow more bacteria to settle in.
Laser Dentistry Benefits
Not all dental practices offer laser dentistry, but Dr. Cain is proud to offer this revolutionary treatment option to provide benefits to patients:
- Minimal bleeding
- Reduced recovery time
- Less need for anesthesia
- No downtime
- No sutures
- More precision, leading to better aesthetics
Is Laser Dentistry Painful?
In many cases, patients do not require anesthesia during treatment with laser dentistry. Patients often choose laser dentistry because it provides a more comfortable treatment. Treatment time and recovery time are significantly reduced, allowing you to return to your normal activities sooner.
Gum Disease Treatment with Laser Dentistry in Knoxville, TN
If you’ve been putting off seeing a dentist for your gum disease because of fear of a painful, extended treatment and recovery, laser dentistry might be right for you. Schedule an appointment online or call our office at (865) 280-1173 today.