Gum disease may be the most underrated and overlooked illness when it comes to health concerns in today’s world. A previous study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that half of the US population is dealing with some form of gum disease. Based on where the periodontal disease might be spreading, you may need surgery to avoid its progression and reverse its effects.
Traditional and Laser Surgeries
In recent years laser gum surgery has grown in popularity, mainly due to the many benefits it offers. Dr. Ghina Morad can eliminate and repair your gums while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue untouched. This is done by using a highly-tuned laser to target diseased gum tissue. This will localizes any pain or discomfort you may feel (this is normally mild at most), in addition, it also helps to promote the growth of new healthy jaw bone. This needs very little physical handling of your gums, reducing the risk for postoperative pain and reducing recovery times.
Traditional gum surgery, on the other hand, is far more invasive, a few incisions will be made within your gums. This is so Dr. Morad can reach the infected tissue that is affecting you. Your procedure might also require tissue grafts to help replace your damaged tissue.
Which Is Right for You?
Comparing the two approaches to one another you might wonder why anyone would choose to follow the conventional route, right? Well, while more and more people opt to undergo laser surgery, a conventional procedure is still very successful if you fail to qualify as a laser procedure applicant. Factors that could affect your nomination include:
- Your age and lifestyle
- Your medical history
- Any current ailments you may be suffering from
Whichever form of treatment you need, Dr. Morad can provide it for you and your loved ones. With the help of our dental team, you’ll be sharing your dazzling smile with the world in no time. Contact our Redwood City, California location to arrange an appointment to discuss your treatment options with Dr. Morad today.