Periodontal disease affects more than half of all American adults, and it’s a leading cause of premature tooth loss. At Goldstein Garber & Salama, we offer expert periodontal therapy in Atlanta. Contact us now to schedule an appointment for periodontal treatment, and get the help you need to resolve your periodontal disease.
Laser gum therapy is similar to a traditional deep cleaning (scaling & root planing). However, instead of using standard dental tools to clean your teeth, your doctor at Goldstein Garber & Salama will use a dental laser.
Using this laser, they will clean away plaque and tartar from between your teeth and gums, and to remove inflamed and infected gum tissue from around the root of the tooth. Once this is done, the roots of the tooth are “scaled” and smoothed out to remove “pockets” that may attract bacteria in the future.
Along with antibiotics, laser gum therapy can be used to halt or reverse the progression of many cases of periodontal disease. However, some patients may require multiple treatments to halt the progression of gum disease.
Gum grafting is used to restore your gum tissue if you have experienced severe gum recession due to gum disease. In advanced cases of gum disease, the gums will recede from the teeth, exposing more of the tooth and making it more vulnerable to decay and damage.
In gum grafting, tissue will be taken from elsewhere in your mouth (often the roof of your mouth), and then grafted onto your gums. Over time, this tissue will heal, and new gum tissue will form around the grafted tissue. This restores your gums, and reverses the effects of gum recession due to periodontal disease.
Your mouth may be tender after laser gum therapy or gum grafting. It usually takes about 2 weeks to fully recover from gum grafting, while it may take 1-2 weeks to recover from laser gum therapy.
Your dentist at Goldstein Garber & Salama will provide you with a comprehensive set of instructions to follow as your mouth heals and you recover. Follow them to the letter to minimize your discomfort, speed up the healing process, and ensure the best outcome for your procedure at our office.