Paul L. Gregory , DDS
General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Midtown, New York, NY
More than half of all Americans show some sign of gum disease. Problems like gum recession or inflamed gums can lead to serious oral health issues, including tooth decay, tooth loss, and gum disease. Paul L. Gregory, DDS, provides personalized treatments that take advantage of cutting-edge technology to restore gum health. Dr. Gregory uses laser gum treatment to produce better results with faster healing as an alternative to traditional methods. If you’re dealing with symptoms such as bleeding or swollen gums, call the office or book a time online to come in and see Dr. Gregory in Midtown West, New York City.
Laser Gum Treatment
What is laser gum treatment?
Laser gum treatment uses highly advanced laser technology to resolve soft tissue problems. Dr. Gregory generally uses laser technology instead of traditional scalpel techniques. In most cases, it’s used to treat gum disease or early signs of gum disease with deep cleanings.
Gum disease, which is marked by bleeding, receding, swollen, or inflamed gums, is typically caused by:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Smoking tobacco
- Chronic illnesses
- Dietary reasons
Many cases of gum disease can be effectively treated by Dr. Gregory with deep cleanings using laser technology.
How does laser gum treatment work?
When you have gum disease, inflamed gum tissue typically surrounds the root of your teeth. Dr. Gregory uses a dental laser to access and remove the inflamed tissue. The laser is specially designed not to harm surrounding healthy tissue.
Once he removes the inflamed tissue, Dr. Gregory begins the next step, which is called root scaling. This involves scraping off the harmful plaque that has accumulated below the gumline and around the roots of your teeth. Finally, Dr. Gregory clears up any spots on your roots that might attract plaque build up and lead to future inflammation. This allows for the area to regenerate healthy tissue as you heal.
Each situation is unique, so Dr. Gregory consults with you to better understand how your specific laser gum treatment works. Some patients need several deep cleaning sessions to fully address their gum disease, while others may only need one. This generally depends on the stage of your gum disease. Either way, Dr. Gregory can treat your situation effectively, resolving your symptoms and restoring your smile.
What are the benefits of laser gum treatment?
Laser gum treatment provides a variety of patient benefits, including:
- Less pain during procedures
- Less post-operative sensitivity
- Less gum loss (gum recession)
- Little to no downtime after treatment sessions
- More precision
- Better treatment results
This is a modern innovation in periodontal therapy that Dr. Gregory brings to his patients to provide optimal results. He has found immense success in treating patients dealing with gum disease thanks to laser technology.
If you’re noticing signs of gum disease, call the office or use the online booking tool and set up a consultation with Dr. Gregory today.