Dental Laser Treatment for Gum Disease

October 9, 2014 |


Dental Laser Treatment for Gum Disease

Periodontal diseases or gum disease is widespread among adult population. A dentist can easily handle and fix the problems with gum disease. However, if the problem is neglected for long, the loss of teeth cannot be stopped. In other words, timely intervention at the stage of gingivitis can completely control the disease. However, with the onset of periodontitis the problem begins to magnify with  plaques getting into the gum-line and colonies of bacteria gnawing beneath the tissues and bones.

Benefits of laser explained by the dentist

Preliminary research has demonstrated the effectiveness of laser therapy in treating gum diseases. Doctor Chris Baer is an expert cosmetic dentist whose dental services including laser treatment can be accessed by patients living in Aurora, Parker, Centennial, Denver, Elizabeth and Franktown, CO and nearby localities.

A patient needing dental treatment with the help of laser therapy should speak to their cosmetic dentist conducting the procedure to understand every aspect of the treatment. This is a new treatment that utilizes the power of focused beams to clear away calculus deposits.

The technique is highly beneficial because it is non-invasive. As the technique utilizes specialized laser, the patients will not feel the slightest pain or discomfort. Those with bleeding gums or sensitive teeth or gums will find the technique especially suited to their needs. Traditionally, a dentist or a cosmetic dentist uses medications including antibiotics to treat gum diseases. The other treatment modality is surgery. While medications have not proven as useful in the treatment of gum diseases, surgeries have been quite effective.

The laser treatment while being as effective as surgery is still better because it addresses gum disease biologically and holistically.

Cost and insurance cover

The cost of treatment could be best explained by the dentist who will treat you. Your cosmetic dentist will probably know the level of damage you have suffered . The cost of your treatment with LANAP™ will be determined accordingly. However, the cost of a full mouth laser treatment usually comes less than the cost of a tooth replacement along with the bone graft.

Dental insurance can offset most of the costs associated with dental surgery including costs of consulting a dentist. The average annual expenses for routine dental checkup visits can be as low as $300. However, the cost begins to rise from there with more complex procedures such as cosmetic dentistry or restorative procedures. For these procedures the cost on average could go up to $25,000 or more. The dental insurance plans can offset a major portion of the cost of dental treatments. No plan will cover nearly every service and there are a wide number of plans to choose from.

The plans also limit the number of visits you make to a dentist, the covered treatments, and radiographs. In view of the ever increasing cases of periodontal  or gum diseases, the clients are seeking regular and more frequent services of a cosmetic dentist. There are several modalities of the treatment, but the emergence of laser treatment is becoming popular due to several important factors such as less time needed, safety of the procedure, non-invasiveness, less pain and discomfort in comparison to the traditional method.

For more information about the dental procedures and treatments performed by Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Christopher Baer, DMD on patients in Aurora, Centennial, Parker, Franktown, Elizabeth, Denver and surrounding areas in Colorado areas please contact us for an appointment at (303) 557-6453.