Periodontal Laser Dentistry

Huntsville Periodontal Laser Dentistry

Safe & Effective Treatment for Gum Disease

The development of lasers has revolutionized treatment in medicine and dental procedures. At Flint River Dental, we utilize advanced technologies for the benefit of our patients. Laser treatment is particularly effective in treating gum disease, compared to traditional surgical methods. We offer periodontal laser dentistry in Huntsville for the treatment of gum disease.

If you are interested in learning more about laser therapy for gum disease, please call our office today at (256) 537-8878.

Causes of Gum Disease

Some of the potential causes of gum disease include:

  • Plaque build up
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Obesity
  • Tobacco use
  • Hormonal changes
  • Genetics

Benefits of Laser Treatment

Laser therapy has improved dramatically in recent years and lasers are being used to effectively treat gum disease. Laser therapy is minimally invasive, compared to traditional surgical treatments for gum disease, so more healthy tissue can be preserved. There are several advantages to laser dentistry for patients with periodontal disease.

Periodontal laser dentistry offers benefits that include:

  • No stitches
  • Lower risk of bacterial infection
  • Less risk of damage to the surrounding tissue
  • Increased comfort
  • Reduced treatment time
  • Faster healing time

Laser periodontal treatment is painless, so there is no need for general anesthesia. After the treatment is completed, there is no bleeding and very little swelling, which minimizes discomfort for patients during and after the procedure. Since there is no bleeding, minimal swelling, and no stitches, the healing time is much shorter than with other surgical methods for treating periodontal disease.

The Laser Treatment Process

Gum surgery is often the recommended treatment for patients with moderate to severe gum disease. When the pockets of infection become too deep, it isn’t possible to treat the problem with deep cleaning and surgery may become necessary. The laser targets the bacteria that is the source of the inflammation without harming the surrounding healthy tissue. Preserving your healthy gum tissue is a significant advantage of choosing periodontal laser dentistry in Huntsville.

After the procedure is finished, you will need to brush gently around the gumline and use a toothbrush with soft bristles and an antiseptic mouth rinse. Continue to practice good oral hygiene at home and visit our office for regular cleanings and exams to keep your teeth and gums healthy. In addition, avoiding smoking and foods that contain a lot of sugar can help you enjoy optimal lasting results.

Learn More About Laser Treatment

Dental insurance generally covers at least a portion of the cost of our Huntsville gum disease treatment. Payment plans are available with financing through Care Credit and Lending Club to help cover the costs that are not covered by dental insurance or patients who don’t have insurance.

Contact our office at (256) 537-8878 to schedule an appointment for an examination and to discuss your treatment options for periodontal disease.

Patient Testimonials

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    “The staff is always very friendly and helpful. This is one of the nicest and cleanest dentist offices that I have been to. I've never had a bad experience there, and hopefully, it stays that way.”

    - Travis G.
  • Exceeded my Expectations

    “They are caring, compassionate and most importantly; they listen.”

    - Elizabeth M.
  • Caring and Compassionate Staff

    “I cannot say enough great things about the entire staff here. They are caring, compassionate and most importantly; they listen. It makes something as daunting as going to the dentist easy when the staff is this good.”

    - Miranda A.
  • Considerate of Anxiety

    “I went for my consultation last week and everyone was so amazing and caring. I have terrible anxiety and they really take that into consideration.”

    - Kelly A.
  • Love talking with Dr. Darby

    “I always enjoy getting to see Dr. Darby and talking with her!!!”

    - Ginger F.
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    Kindness & dignity are a right, not a reward.

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    Seek gratitude first & always. You can't have gratitude & be anxious at the same time!

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    Barriers are an opportunity. We find a way to win.

  • Assume the Best

    Assume the best about patients & the team. No tolerance for gossip.

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    If it's a hard day, remember you are a blessed child of God.

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    We are always finding ways to get better at what we do!

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