Shen Ling, DMD
Dentist & Periodontist located in South Bay, Torrance, CA & Diamond Bar, CA
Laser-assisted periodontal treatment is a state-of-the-art approach to gum disease treatment that helps patients eliminate disease-causing bacteria below the gum line without the need for surgery or numbing injections. Dr. Ling is a top-ranked provider of laser-assisted gum disease treatments for patients in Torrance and Diamond Bar, CA, using advanced techniques and technology for custom care based on each patient's needs.
Laser Assisted Periodontal Treatment Q&A
What is the laser-assisted periodontal treatment?
Laser-assisted periodontal treatment is an advanced, state-of-the-art approach to treating gum disease that relies on the precision of highly-focused laser energy to reach below the gum line and around the tooth roots to remove bacteria that cause gum disease, and also to remove plaque and hardened tartar where bacteria can hide.
How are laser-assisted procedures performed?
Laser-assisted gum treatments use special handheld instruments to apply laser energy right where it's needed to achieve superior results without the need for incisions or sutures. Because the procedures do not require incisions, sutures or sharp tools, most patients require no numbing, eliminating the need for shots which can cause many patients significant anxiety.
What are the benefits of laser-assisted procedures?
Because they can provide such precise treatments, laser-assisted periodontal procedures are associated with less tissue trauma, which means a reduced risk of infection and faster healing. The heat energy of the laser also helps reduce bleeding. Plus, there is no need for incisions or sutures so that the area can return to normal much more quickly compared to more invasive surgical procedures. Patients also report the treatment to be much more comfortable than traditional alternatives.
Are lasers safe?
Yes, the lasers used in dental procedures including laser-assisted periodontal treatments are completely safe for use by a trained dental professional. Before treatment, patients are provided with in-depth information about the treatment approach so they can feel confident in their care. The tools used by Dr. Ling are calibrated to a specific wavelength so that he can treat the patient without causing any harm or discomfort
Can lasers be used to treat all types of gum disease?
Lasers can be used for many periodontal procedures including gum disease treatment, but they are not always the best choice. Before any treatment is provided, a thorough evaluation will be performed to determine the best approach based on the extent of the disease and other factors for optimal results.
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