Laser Gum Treatment Specialist

Van Ness Family Dentistry -  - Dentist

Van Ness Family Dentistry

Dentists located in Lower Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA

Laser gum treatment is an advanced approach to treating gum disease, a severe infection that attacks your teeth and gums. The infection weakens the bones of your teeth, causing your teeth to loosen or fall out. Dr. Vladislav Kamanin of Van Ness Family Dentistry in San Francisco, offers expert laser gum treatment to fight bacteria with less pain, swelling, and bleeding than traditional surgical methods. Book an appointment online or call Van Ness Family Dentistry today to get started.

Laser Gum Treatment Q & A

What is laser gum treatment?

Laser gum treatment is an alternative treatment for periodontitis or gum disease. The laser serves as a precise cutting instrument, removing bacteria and allowing the reshaping of your gums by vaporizing diseased tissue from your mouth. The laser uses heat to remove gum tissue affected by bacteria, allowing Dr. Kamanin to deeply clean the affected areas. Using the laser again, the heat clots the gum to cauterize the wound.

Why should I have laser gum treatment?

Laser gum treatment is a less invasive procedure compared to traditional surgery. It offers faster recovery times and minimal pain. And it’s a primary treatment option for periodontal or gum disease. As an oral infection, gum disease affects the bone and tissues that keep your teeth in place.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease is a gum infection affecting the soft tissue and bone supporting your teeth. Gum disease can loosen your teeth or cause tooth loss. At this point, Dr. Kamanin cleans your teeth to remove plaque and tartar buildup. But gum disease is preventable with regular dental checkups and good oral hygiene. Gum disease has several causes, including:

  • Smoking
  • Chronic illnesses
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Genetics

What are the signs of gum disease?

Healthy gums are pale pink and fit close to your teeth. Besides having swollen or puffy gums, the other symptoms of gum disease are:

  • Bright red or purple gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Gums that are tender when touched
  • Pus between gums or teeth
  • Loose teeth

Gum disease most commonly affects adults in their 30s and 40s. If you’re experiencing one or several of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with Van Ness Family Dentistry where Dr. Kamanin can give you a diagnosis and outline a treatment plan for you.

What are the benefits of laser gum treatment?

Lasers are becoming a leading treatment method for fighting oral bacteria and gum disease. Laser treatments are an ideal dental procedure because they painlessly kill bacteria found in your mouth and gums. You may be able to save teeth you would’ve lost with traditional treatments.

The biggest benefits or laser gum treatments are:

  • Elimination of bleeding gums
  • Lack of discomfort caused by cutting into your gums
  • Decreased chance of loose teeth

And unlike other procedures, laser gum treatment doesn’t require general anesthesia.