Gum Disease Laser Therapy
Dr. Westbrook is proud to offer the latest technology available for periodontal therapy: laser treatment. There are numerous advantages to using laser therapy as opposed to the traditional methods.
With laser treatment, there is reduced or no bleeding, minimized swelling. The stress and anxiety often associated with conventional surgery is often reduced. Also, postoperative sensitivity is greatly limited by laser dentistry, and recovery time is much quicker than with traditional methods. In fact, due to the less-invasive nature of the laser technique, the mouth begins to heal immediately after work is completed!
Reduced Risk of Infection:
The laser’s high-energy light beam acts as a sterilizer on the area it is working, thereby reducing the risk of bacterial infections and relapses.
Dr. Westbrook can perform a variety of procedures using laser technology, such as a frenectomy, osseous surgery, and gum grafting. There is a much lower chance of gum disease returning when laser therapy is incorporated as opposed to traditional surgery.