Treatments for Attractive, Healthy Gums: Periodontal Treatments New Jersey
Many patients undergo cosmetic dentistry procedures to achieve teeth that are beautiful, straight, and white. However, gums that are attractive and healthy are just as vital to the appearance of the mouth. In addition to keeping gums healthy by treating periodontal disease, patients can also elect to recontour their gum lines for a more symmetrical, attractive shape.
While gum treatments once required uncomfortable surgeries, advances in technology have made the procedures quick and effective. To learn more, contact Dr. Bucher, who is proud to offer laser periodontal treatments at his Oakland, New Jersey practice to benefit both the health and aesthetics of the gum line.
Laser Treatment for Gum Disease
Periodontal disease is caused by a buildup of plaque and bacteria beneath the gum line, and ranges in severity from mild cases of gingivitis to the more severe form known as periodontitis. While early-stage gum disease rarely presents symptoms, more advanced stages can cause chronic bad breath, tooth sensitivity, and gums that are tender, red, swollen, or receding. If left untreated, gum disease can advance to the point that teeth become loose and fall out. It is important to diagnose the condition as early as possible, and undergo the necessary periodontal treatments.
Dr. Bucher uses laser technology to effectively treat gum disease, restoring health to the periodontal tissue, teeth, and jawbone. In a relatively painless procedure, Dr. Bucher will use a Waterlase® laser to remove diseased tissue, disinfect pockets of the gum, and seal the gum to the tooth.
First, Dr. Bucher will direct a laser-energized stream of water toward the infected area between the gum and the tooth, gently removing diseased gum tissue while reducing bacteria. This combination of water and laser energy dislodges and removes resistant tartar that has built up over time. Once the necessary tissue and tartar have been removed, the laser will then be used to seal the gums to the teeth, creating a barrier against future bacteria.
Because the laser treatment is minimally invasive, patients will experience a much faster recovery time than with traditional periodontal treatments. In fact, after the laser treatment, patients should be able to resume normal activity almost immediately.
If you are seeking painless and effective periodontal treatments in the New Jersey area, contact Laser Dentistry of North Jersey to arrange a consultation.
Laser Gum Recontouring
The best way to maintain attractive gums is to keep them healthy. Regular dental visits will stave off periodontal diseases, keeping gums from becoming red, inflamed, or discolored. However, despite being in good health, some patients feel that excessive or uneven gum tissue negatively affects their smiles. Because attractive gums provide the ideal showcase for beautiful teeth, many patients turn to gum recontouring.
First, a local anesthetic will be used to eliminate discomfort. Then, Dr. Bucher will use a laser to reshape the gums, giving them an attractive, symmetrical appearance while removing any excess tissue. After the procedure, you may experience some swelling, which should disappear within a week.
Benefits of Laser Periodontal Treatments
There are significant benefits to the advanced technology of laser dentistry. The main appeal for many patients is the fact that lasers are minimally invasive, significantly reducing discomfort and the need for general anesthesia or sedation dentistry. They also minimize the amount of bleeding and swelling of the gums, and reduce or eliminate postoperative recovery time. Patients are able to resume normal activity almost immediately, and will not need to take time off from work in order to recover.
Learn More about Periodontal Treatments
Healthy gums are the perfect showcase for beautiful teeth. If you are experiencing the symptoms of periodontal disease, or would like to recontour your gum line in order to achieve your aesthetic goals, the gum treatments available at Laser Dentistry North Jersey may be your ideal solutions. To discover the advantages of laser periodontal treatments, contact Dr. Bucher in Bergen County, New Jersey today.