With an in-depth understanding of your orofacial anatomy, dental diseases and conditions, a dentist is your preferred specialist when it comes to managing infections and sores inside of your mouth. This includes non-traditional dental problems like aphthous ulcers, canker sores and gum inflammation associated with periodontal disease.
Unfortunately, most traditional dental treatments use manual instruments rather than the implementation of modern, non-invasive technology.
Thankfully, advancements in soft tissue dental lasers produce nearly instant pain relief and an improved response to non-surgical treatment! Everything from ulcers to gum disease can be managed in a gentler and quicker manner.
Should You See a Family Physician or Dentist?
When you have skin irritation inside of your mouth, it’s common to assume that since it’s not a tooth, you don’t need to see a dentist. Instead people often turn to friends, the Internet, or their family medical provider.
Some may choose to self-medicate by picking up over the counter medications, which cover the symptoms of their condition but are actually weaker than what a dental specialist could offer. These over the counter drugs take several days to work and only provide partial comfort for the situation at hand.
Managing aphthous ulcers and canker sores with prescription grade medications is effective, but also expensive. Some types of medications may cost $90 or more out of pocket. Or if your dentist prescribes a mouthrinse for active periodontitis — such as chlorhexidine — it can lead to bothersome superficial stains.
Thanks to laser technology, all of that can change! Lasers offer a faster, more affordable solution without the downsides of prescription medications.
What People Really Want are Instant Results
Thanks to soft tissue laser therapy, our periodontal patients in The Woodlands can enjoy:
- Faster treatment
- “Instant” results
- Quicker recovery time
- Options for a variety of tissue needs
- Same-day treatments in most cases
- No prescription medications
Why Specialists Use Lasers
Implementing soft tissue lasers in a dental setting allows us to expand our scope of care to Conroe periodontal patients. For instance, soft tissue lesions like ulcers can have discomfort immediately alleviated followed by a rapidly shortened healing time. Or, periodontal scaling and root planing can implement lasers into the treatment process, which increases the rate of tissue reattachment and pocket reduction (reducing the need for surgery with Dr. Saunders.)
When treating periodontal conditions, incorporating advanced laser technology improves your recovery rates. Ultimately, you can save your smile. Since lasers aren’t always available in everyday dental practices, it’s up to our specialist in The Woodlands to provide the best care resources available.
Which Laser Does Your Dentist Use?
Not all dental lasers are created the same. With a broad scope of strength, use, and laser method, it’s important to choose a dentist that offers the type of laser dentistry you need (be it drill-free fillings, ulcer treatments, gum recontouring, or something else.)
Choosing a gum specialist like Dr. Kip Saunders allows you to gently and effectively treat gum sores or infections without unnecessary discomfort. We want to completely change the way you experience preventive and therapeutic care!
Call our Conroe periodontist today to learn more about our laser treatments.