Laser pocket reduction may be necessary if you have been suffering from gum disease. When you have gum disease, it can destroy the bone and tissue around your teeth, creating pockets between your teeth and your gums. Healthy gums should fit snugly around your tooth.
As these pockets increase in depth, bacteria may begin to accumulate in the pockets, which can cause more tissue and bone loss. Severe tissue and bone loss can significantly impact the health, appearance and function of your smile. If too much bone is lost, teeth may need to be extracted. At a certain point, gum pockets may become too deep for regular dental hygiene to correct.
To prevent this, we may recommend laser pocket reduction. We will gently fold back the gum tissue, remove the bacteria then secure the tissue back into place. We perform this procedure with a laser for a more comfortable and minimally invasive treatment. We will also use anesthetic during the treatment to ensure your comfort.
You may be sensitive or experience some minimal pain after the procedure, but this will fade after time. If you have any questions about laser pocket reduction in Champaign, Illinois, and whether this is the right choice for your smile, we invite you to call Grinberg Dental Care at 217-356-1189 to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Cesar Alburez, today!