Gum Disease Laser Therapy

Dr. Hubbard is proud to offer the latest technology available for periodontal therapy: laser treatment. There are numerous advantages to using laser therapy as opposed to the traditional methods requiring a scalpel and sutures.

Laser Periodontal Therapy™ is a laser-based approach to gum disease using a Nd:YAG free running pulsed laser requiring specific knowledge and skills drawn from the whole of dentistry. To you the patients this means: less pain, less bleeding, less swelling, less tissue removal, less down time, and less recovery time which is decidedly less costly to you. The reasons we use Laser Periodontal Therapy™ are to: remove only the diseased tissue without removing any of the healthy tissue, maintain the height of the tissue around teeth, minimize pain and discomfort to the patient, get a closure of the periodontal picket wound and allow healing to take place. Controlling periodontal disease makes it possible to save and restore otherwise hopeless involved teeth.

What is Laser Gum Treatment?

Laser treatment is an advanced technique for your doctor to treat periodontal (gum) disease and save many teeth that were previously considered hopeless. A laser light is used to gently remove harmful bacteria and diseased tissue from the gum pocket. This allows the body to heal naturally so that the gum pockets improve and the teeth become more stable. The laser is a wonderful tool that will help many patients bring themselves to a more healthy state.

Dramatic Patient Benefits

  • Dramatically less traumatic yet highly effective alternative to cut and sew gum surgery.
  • No cutting of the gum tissue with a scalpel and no stitches means easy recovery with minimal bleeding.
  • Preserves gum tissue instead of cutting it away.
  • Reduces root exposure and sensitivity.
  • Reduces infection

Site-Specific Periodontal Treatment

The Waterlase MD® YSGG laser is used to treat specific areas that have not responded to traditional gum therapy treatments. This is a minimally invasive, FDA-cleared, therapy especially effective at removing both subgingival inflamed tissue and calculus deposits to prepare the pocket and surface of the tooth for healing and new attachment.