Laser Periodontal Therapy
Our office is the very first in the Durango/Four Corners Area to offer laser-assisted new attachment procedure for the treatment of gingivitis and/or periodontal disease (gum disease). It is a non-surgical, non-invasive laser method for gum surgery. It involves minimal discomfort to patients and is a very quick procedure to have done. It involves two sessions that are about two hours long (with a couple of post-operative check-ups following therapy), a considerably short time in comparison to other more invasive surgeries.
There is usually no shrinking of the gums causing those black holes between the teeth, no bleeding, and stitches are not necessary for this method of surgery, since the laser only removes diseased tissue and not the healthy tissue and gums. The laser fiber is no bigger than a few hairs and is placed between the gums and the tooth, where it removes the diseased tissue responsible for causing periodontal disease.
Although some limited time is necessary to allow healing, patients can go back to work right away. The cost of the procedure is minimal in comparison to other types of periodontal/gum surgeries.
The results are phenomenal and can last for many years!