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Laser Gum Treatment Questions

Oakland County Cosmetic DentistDoes laser gum therapy hurt?
The lasers used in dentistry are extremely gentle and pain-personal. However, because your treatment may call for manual probing or other work besides the actual use of the laser, your dentist may use local anesthesia to maximize your comfort. You may feel some soreness in the treatment area following laser therapy, but it will only be temporary.

Am I a candidate for laser gum treatment?
If you have a need for laser gum treatment, to fight bacteria from gum disease or to reduce gum size for aesthetic purposes, our experienced cosmetic dentists will help you choose the ideal course of action. They’ll perform a thorough dental exam in order to determine if the procedure is right for you. Keep in mind that laser gum therapy is recommended for patients with invasive gum disease (deep pockets), not just superficial gingivitis (small pockets). Schedule a personal gum therapy consultation today.

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How long does laser gum treatment take?
Laser action is quick and can remove bacteria or tissue in a matter of minutes, even seconds. Depending on the size and number of areas being treated, and the severity of gum disease, gum therapy may only require one visit, or several. During your gum evaluation, our cosmetic dentist will give you an estimate for your treatment time. Schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation today.

Will my insurance cover laser gum therapy?
That depends on your particular plan and its specifications. If you are having the procedure to control gum disease, a portion of the cost may be covered. If you choose to have laser gum therapy for purely cosmetic reasons, chances are it won’t be covered. Please visit our Affordable Financing page for more information, or contact our Rochester, MI office.

How do I know if I have gum disease?
Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss. Symptoms include pain, swollen gums, loose teeth, and bleeding. Sometimes diagnosis occurs after it is too late to save your teeth. In order to avoid the negative effects of gum disease, it is important that we diagnose as early as possible and get you on a treatment regimen to control its spread. To avoid the pitfalls of gum disease, schedule a check-up and cleaning with one of our general and cosmetic dentists at least every six months.

What is maintenance therapy?
If you have previously had periodontal treatment, maintenance or supportive periodontal therapy is a wise move. It’s an ongoing program designed to prevent periodontal disease from recurring. It will allow your periodontist to regularly assess your periodontal health and make sure infections do not occur. During maintenance therapy, your mouth is examined, new calculus (tartar) and plaque are removed, and, if necessary your teeth are polished and your bite is re-checked.

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Laser gum therapy has helped many in Rochester, Rochester Hills, Troy, and Oakland, Macomb and Shelby Townships. Our dentistry team has the technology and personal commitment to give you incredible results. Learn more about laser gum therapy and its benefits. Call (248) 656-2020 or email our experienced smile makeover team today for your personal consultation.

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