Soft tissue lasers like the LightScalpel CO2 are used to remove lesions and fibromas inside the mouth, treat gum disease (this is called gingivectomy), and place implants, among other procedures. The LightScalpel CO2 laser is the preferred alternative to a traditional scalpel. Some of the benefits to this type of treatment include precision cutting and vaporization, less blood loss, minimal swelling and scarring, and decreased post-operative discomfort. Rather than noisy drills or scalpels and stitches, the LightScalpel CO2 allows us to remove infections or decay from your mouth.
Gum (periodontal) disease is one of the biggest villains when it comes to your teeth. It can strike without warning and is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Additionally, gum disease has been linked to deadly diseases like heart disease and diabetes. In the past, patients with severe gum disease had to rely on gum surgery and a visit to a periodontist, who would treat the disease using scalpels to remove the infection. Invasive and harsh? Yes.
Today, we use the LightScalpel CO2’s beam of light to evaporate the infection and allow the tooth and gums to naturally re-attach. Because scalpels and cutting aren’t necessary, the laser is considered a much safer way to resolve dental problems. Additionally, the treatment is pain-free, making it appealing to our patients with dental anxiety – sometimes fear of traditional dental tools prevents patients from getting the help that they need.
We invite you to contact our office to schedule a consultation, especially if you have periodontal disease and are nervous or concerned about treatment. We want to put your fears to rest. Call us, today: 414-377-5711.