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Soft-Tissue Laser Dentistry – Landrum, SC

Lighting the Way to Better Gum Health

Other than your pearly whites, your gums are some of the most important oral tissues to consider for maintaining a healthy smile. By taking proper care of them, you can help avoid developing periodontal disease—one of their main threats. The good news is that our team can use state-of-the-art soft-tissue laser dentistry to treat and eliminate infection in the gums more effectively. The best part: we won’t even need to use scalpels or sutures! Keep reading to learn more about this method or reach out to us if you’d like to schedule a consultation.

Why Choose Parkside Dental for Soft-Tissue Laser Dentistry?

  • State-of-the-Art Dental Technology
  • Comfortable & More Convenient Treatment Process
  • Practically No Aftercare Recovery Necessary

What is Soft-Tissue Laser Dentistry?

a person holding a soft-tissue laser device

Soft-tissue laser dentistry utilizes a device that emits a ray of light energy to treat specific oral tissues. Not only does this help forego the need for scalpels and sutures, which often involve a lengthier recovery time, but this treatment also offers heightened precision to avoid unnecessary damage to healthy tissues. This method is less invasive and even cauterizes the gums while it cuts, meaning you’ll expect a significantly reduced risk of infection as well as little to no healing period involved.

How Does it Work?

a 3D depiction of soft-tissue laser dentistry treating gum tissue

You’ll first visit our team for an initial consultation to determine if you’re eligible for this procedure. To begin your soft-tissue laser treatment, we’ll likely administer a local anesthetic to reduce discomfort during the process, though this isn’t always required.

The soft-tissue laser is designed to eliminate bacteria while getting rid of any damaged or infected tissue. Since the gums (or any other soft tissues) are being cauterized simultaneously, you can expect reduced chances of swelling and bleeding while also encouraging improved regeneration. The gum and connective tissues will be better able to attach to your teeth, making it more difficult for bacteria to stick to your smile.

Soft-tissue laser dentistry can also be used for treatments like a frenectomy, fixing a gummy smile, or taking a biopsy. Due to this non-invasive procedure, you’ll be able to appreciate a much more comfortable and easier recovery.

What Are the Benefits of This Procedure?

a person showing off their healthy gums

Compared to other dental treatments that require the use of scalpels and sutures, soft-tissue laser dentistry provides a wide range of advantages, such as:

  • Little to no local anesthesia is necessary
  • Significantly reduces patient discomfort and anxiety
  • Faster treatment time
  • Lowered chance of bleeding, inflammation, and pain following the procedure

Does Dental Insurance Cover Laser Dentistry?

a person showing a tablet for dental insurance

In the majority of cases, dental insurance policies can often provide coverage for soft-tissue laser dentistry, as it’s meant to prevent more costly oral health issues from occurring. Since every plan is unique, it’s best to consult your provider or our knowledgeable team so we can walk you through your benefits. We will also be glad to file claims on your behalf and walk you through the details of your plan so that you don’t miss out on all the perks you can enjoy!

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