Laser vs Osseous Surgery in New Braunfels, TX
Traditional periodontal (gum) therapy, or surgery, also requires the administration of local anesthetic. A greater amount of anesthetic may be necessary in order to achieve full comfort during the procedure. A periodontist, or a gum specialist, makes an incision on the outside surfaces of the gums at the affected sites and pulls back, or “flaps” the tissue, to gain access to plaque and tartar deposits that are located in deep periodontal pockets. Once the root surfaces have been cleaned and any necrotic gum tissue curettaged, sutures will be placed to close the wound. A soothing and protective periodontal dressing will be applied to the areas that have been treated.
Gum disease must be treated to avoid the negative effects that it can have on your oral and overall health. LANAP® is a patient-friendly, more conservative periodontal treatment compared with traditional periodontal surgery. If you are in need of treatment for gum disease and are seeking laser gum treatment in New Braunfels, TX, contact Dr. Smith and Dr. Cole today to schedule your consultation for the treatment of gum disease.
At Smith & Cole Laser and Family Dentistry, we believe in providing exceptional care in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Our doctors, Dr. Todd Smith and Dr. Michael Cole, are experts in their field and strive each day to make patients feel at ease while transforming their smiles. Our office is proud to serve patients from New Braunfels, TX as well as the surrounding areas. We offer a variety of treatment options including the LANAP Laser Treatment, Dental Implants, Sleep Apnea, TMJ, Sedation, Pediatric Dentistry, and CEREC Same Day Crowns. Call (830) 387-2852 to schedule your appointment or click here to request an appointment online!