Laser Periodontal Treatment in Fairfax, Virginia
Fighting Infections with the Latest Technology
Hearing the word ‘laser’ might make you feel a bit apprehensive, but have no fear! Laser treatment is one of the most effective and least intensive options for cases of gum disease.
You’ve probably heard of gingivitis, the condition characterized by red, swollen, or bleeding gums. Mild cases improve with better brushing, regular dental checkups, and antibacterial mouth rinses. However, in advanced cases where the disease threatens tooth loss (periodontitis), more professional treatment may be necessary.
A dental laser uses a tiny, flexible fiber-optic cable which is only the thickness of about three human hairs. We slip the probe between your tooth and gum and ZAP, just like that a series of small laser bursts kill bacteria and sterilizes the healthy tissue.
Laser dentistry provides many benefits. It’s a minimally-invasive procedure, meaning that no surgery required, and it helps promote the healing and re-attachment of gum tissue. Additionally, in almost all cases these treatments are pain-free, so there is no need to worry if you are one of the many that experience dental anxieties.
So please, contact us immediately for a consultation if you are experiencing the symptoms of gum disease, and our team will help determine the right treatment for you!