Are you worried about gum surgery? There is a newer, better option. Our laser gum surgery procedure in Naperville can precisely remove inflamed gum tissue from around the tooth’s root. Gum surgery helps heal periodontal disease and can improve the appearance of your gums. 

With laser gum surgery, you can avoid many common problems associated with traditional gum surgery – like excessive bleeding and long healing times. You’ll be able to get back to your life quickly and without any pain or discomfort.


What is Laser Gum Surgery?

Laser gum surgery is a periodontal therapy that uses laser energy to remove diseased tissue and promote healing. We can use it at Naperville Family Dentists to treat gum disease, a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. We can also use laser gum surgery to correct gummy smiles and improve the smile’s aesthetics.

The procedure is minimally invasive, and we can perform it in a single office visit. It involves little discomfort and requires no stitches. Recovery is typically quick, and patients can see an improvement in the health of their gums within a few weeks.

It’s an effective way to improve the health of your gums and obtain a beautiful, healthy smile.


How Does Laser Gum Surgery Work?

The procedure involves using a laser to remove diseased tissue and bacteria from the gums. The laser also helps stimulate new tissue growth, which can help improve the gums’ overall health. We can perform the surgery outpatient, meaning you can go home immediately after treatment.


Who Benefits From the Procedure?

If you have been told that you have periodontal disease, you may be a candidate for laser gum surgery. The best candidates for laser gum surgery are those who have early-stage periodontal disease and healthy gum tissue. The surgery is also effective for treating gingival recession, which is when the gum tissue pulls away from the tooth. 

We can use laser gum surgery to treat other oral conditions such as gum contouring. We can sculpt damaged gum tissue with exquisite accuracy using electrosurgery. The best part is that we can fully re-contour your gum line in just one hour. The results are immediate, so you’ll walk out of the office with a brand-new smile and no need to wait for recovery. If you are considering laser gum surgery, consult with Dr. Primiano or Dr. Mach to see if it is right for you.


What to Expect During and After the Procedure

We can perform the procedure in a single visit at our Naperville, Illinois, dental office. First, we will ensure you are comfortable, that we’ve answered all of your questions, and that you’re ready to proceed. We will numb the treatment area with a local anesthetic. Then, we will use the laser to remove the diseased tissue from your gums. 

After the procedure is complete, we will provide you with aftercare instructions and answer any questions you may have.

After the surgery, your gums may be sore and tender. You may also experience some swelling and bruising. However, these side effects should resolve within a few days. It is essential to brush and floss regularly to help prevent new tartar buildup. Your gums will continue to heal and improve over time with proper care.


BIOLASE® Waterlase®

We can perform a variety of restorative and cosmetic procedures with the BIOLASE water laser and gum laser while reducing pain and swelling in our patients both during and after treatment. The BIOLASE® Waterlase® is a very versatile piece of dental technology. Lasers are an innovative technology that may be used for a variety of procedures, including:

  • A dental filling is hardened by curing it.
  • Getting rid of dental decay or damage.
  • Cold and canker sore treatment.
  • Enhancing the results of a teeth whitening procedure.
  • The gumline is being recontoured.
  • Oral surgical operations are performed.
  • Detecting cavities or other problems that are forming.


Costs Associated With the Treatment

The cost of laser gum surgery will vary depending on the severity of your condition and the number of teeth that we are treating. In general, the procedure is less expensive than traditional gum surgery. However, it is important to keep in mind that the cost of the procedure could also depend on your dental insurance coverage.


Next-Gen Gum Treatment in Naperville

You don’t have to suffer through traditional gum surgery when there’s a better solution. With laser gum surgery, you can expect more effective results and healthy gums without any pain or long recovery time.

Schedule a consultation today to see if laser gum surgery is right for you.