Laser Dentistry: Gum Disease Treatment Without Scalpels Or Sutures

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Not only that, but according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of the American adults have some form of gum disease.

Dr. Scott Krosser on using lasers to treat gum disease Read Transcript

Because of these alarming statistics, we check for signs of gum disease during every dental exam in our Millburn, NJ dentist office. If you have gum disease, we’ll treat it with deep cleaning treatments. We use high-tech lasers that make the gum disease treatment:

  • Quicker
  • More comfortable
  • More effective

Think you might have gum disease? Call Millburn Dental Arts at (973) 957-1604

Lasers Are The Best Thing To Ever Happen To Gum Disease Treatment

To treat gum disease, we remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the gum tissue surrounding your tooth roots. In more severe cases of gum disease, we need to actually remove infected gum tissue. In the past, we’d have to use a scalpel to excise the infection.

But now Dr. Scott Krosser uses a PerioLase dental laser for a procedure called LANAP (laser assisted new attachment procedure).

The many benefits of LANAP include:

  • Less invasive. The laser accurately targets infected tissue while not affecting your healthy gum tissue.
  • More comfortable recovery. There is little, if any, bleeding or swelling. Unlike traditional gum disease surgery, you won’t need sutures. So you’ll heal more quickly and easily.

Common Gum Disease Symptoms

Because advanced cases of gum disease can threaten the loss of teeth, and even minor cases can cause pain, it’s important to visit our Millburn, NJ dentist office for regular dental exams every six months.

In the meantime, call us right away if you are experiencing any of these gum disease symptoms:

  • Chronic bad breath
  • Swollen or bright red gums
  • Tender or bleeding gums
  • Pain while chewing
  • Sensitive teeth or teeth that feel loose
  • Gums pulling away from your teeth

If you’ve got gum disease, we’ll get rid of it! To make a gum disease treatment appointment, call Millburn Dental Arts at (973) 957-1604 or use our handy online form.

Dr. Scott Krosser is a member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry and also the Millburn Chamber of Commerce.

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