Advanced Periodontal Care in Myrtle Beach, SC
Dr. Michael Maser offers laser-assisted periodontal care to maximize both effectiveness and comfort during treatment. Gum health is fundamental to keeping your teeth strong and stable. If you are experiencing any oral soft-tissue concerns, our dentist can help.
What is Laser-Assisted Dentistry?
When it comes to serious gum disease, the treatment used to consist of traditional surgery. This approach, while effective, left patients to experience prolonged and uncomfortable healing periods and often required pain medications during and after the procedure.
Laser dentistry allows Dr. Maser to target compromised tissue without disturbing the surrounding healthy tissue. This precision means less stress on the tissues themselves, effective treatment, and little to no bleeding. All combined, these features lead to far less discomfort and quicker healing times.
Our Myrtle Beach Gum Disease Treatment Options
- Root Planing and Scaling – Once plaque and tartar have reached below the gum line, periodontal disease has begun. We thoroughly clear out damaging bacteria and debris and prescribe antibiotic therapy when needed.
- Soft-Tissue Grafting – Receding gums indicate that the loss of vital soft-tissue is occurring. Intervention is crucial to prevent potential tooth loss. During this procedure, Dr. Maser moves healthy soft tissue to unhealthy areas. This treatment promotes new healthy tissue growth.
- Crown Lengthening and Gum Contouring – These procedures are similar in that gum tissue is removed to reveal more of the tooth. Crown lengthening is typically used to prepare one or more teeth for restoration, and gum contouring removes extra gum tissue when it rests too high, making teeth look short. This condition is often referred to as a gummy smile.
- Gingivectomy - This treatment is similar to crown lengthening but is used to treat infection and other oral health concerns.
Compassionate Dental and Periodontal Care in Myrtle Beach
Gum disease can strike anyone and has often progressed to a serious stage by the time patients realize there is a problem. Our dentist is committed to providing comprehensive dental care that includes maximizing gum health.
Call Dr. Michael Maser today to learn more about the ways laser-assisted dentistry
can help you achieve ideal oral health and a beautiful smile.