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Laser Gum Surgery Specialist

Dentist located in San Jose, CA

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Laser Gum Surgery services offered in San Jose, CA

Mohsena Ahmad D.D.S., FICOI, DICOI, offers an array of advanced dental procedures, including laser gum surgery, to residents in and around San Jose, California. Dr. Ahmad specializes in this treatment at her self-named practice as a way to alter your gum tissue without a scalpel. To explore the options in greater detail, call today to set up a consultation, or use the easy online tool to find a time that fits your busy schedule.

Laser Gum Surgery Q & A

What is laser gum surgery?

Laser gum surgery is a term used to refer to any procedure that alters your gum tissue using laser technology. There are multiple different uses for this advanced technology. 

The treatment platforms used in laser gum surgery create concentrated beams of light, which can alter your gum tissue in a very precise manner. This technology allows your dentist to use thermal energy to perform incredibly targeted procedures. 

Some of the uses for laser gum surgery include:

  • Removing diseased tissue
  • Sterilizing the area
  • Killing germs and bacteria
  • Promoting blood coagulation to form clots

Laser gum surgery is primarily used to treat advanced gum disease. However, the same technology can also be used to create a more aesthetically appealing gum line, a procedure often called gum reshaping.

Is laser gum surgery painful?

You’ll receive medication to reduce sensation in the treatment area. Depending on the size of the area being treated, you may need to come in for more than one visit. 

Laser gum surgery is not a painful process. The results, however, can dramatically improve pain linked to advanced gum disease, which is why many people look forward to their laser gum procedure.

If you have concerns about pain or are anxious about your procedure, speak with your dentist about these feelings. There are ways to reduce dental anxiety and make your procedure far easier to navigate. 

What is the recovery process like after laser gum surgery?

Your gum tissue heals faster than virtually any other tissue type in your body. Consequently, your body will quickly adjust after your treatment and begin healing immediately. 

During your visit, you’ll receive detailed instructions on how to promote swift and effective healing. Adhering to these guidelines is a critical part of the healing process. 

If you’re prescribed medications, it is important to follow all instructions to the letter. Antibiotics must be taken as prescribed to effectively prevent infection. 

If you smoke, finding a way to quit the habit prior to your visit is one of the most impactful things you can do to ease healing. Smoking robs your body of proper circulation, which is a critical part of healing. Quitting can enhance both your dental and overall health.

To learn more about laser gum surgery, call the office to set up a consultation. Online booking is also an option and can be done from the comfort of home, any time of day or night.