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In the past, gum treatments were complex, required incisions, and warranted extensive recovery. However, given today's technology, we are now able to offer advanced laser dentistry, which allows highly successful treatment of mild to moderate gum disease with reduced discomfort, expedited treatment time, and highly aesthetic results. Healthy gums are vital to a healthy smile, as well as your overall well-being. Dr. Chan Wilkhu and Dr. Mark Moffitt in Merritt Island, FL, can use advanced Biolase Waterlase® technology to treat various types of gum disease, and also take care of certain gum-related cosmetic concerns.
Although proper brushing and flossing can help lower your risk of cavities and periodontal disease, there are certain areas of your teeth and gums that are difficult to access with at-home tools. You may benefit from the laser dentistry techniques provided at our office if you have mild to moderate gum disease or excessive gum tissue.
Waterlase® technology is extremely versatile and may be used to enhance your experience at the dentist, as well as help you achieve long-lasting oral health.
Typically, Dr. Chan Wilkhu and Dr. Mark Moffitt will perform scaling and root planing as an initial intervention for patients who have mild gum disease. If this therapy fails to reduce the depth of your gum pockets, we will recommend periodontal treatment using our Biolase Waterlase® technology. Patients interested in reshaping their gums for cosmetic reasons can also benefit from Waterless® technology.
The Waterlase® laser is a replacement for the traditional scalpel technique previously used to treat periodontal issues. Waterlase® uses laser energy, air, and water to provide precise, pain-free treatment. The laser provides a continuous stream of water during treatment to keep your teeth and gums hydrated and lower your level of discomfort, while carefully eliminating conservative amounts of infected tissue.
Rather than using conventional tools for gum therapy, laser dentistry helps our doctors provide effective, efficient, and comfortable treatment for your periodontal concerns. The benefits of laser dentistry include:
Our Waterlase® technology is extremely versatile and may be used to enhance your experience at the dentist, as well as help you achieve long-lasting oral health. Delaying treatment for periodontal issues can lead to serious, irreversible health concerns. We encourage you to call our office at (321) 459-2444 or contact us online to schedule or discuss your laser dentistry treatment.