Gum treatment is a branch of non-invasive dentistry in which heavily inflamed gum tissue is treated using a laser specifically designed to fit between the tooth and gum tissue to kill any germs/infected tissue causing the inflammation. Gingivitis/periodontitis is caused by a number of reasons, such as, poor oral hygiene, genetics, chronic illnesses, smoking, and certain medications. Periodontal disease is one of the leading oral conditions in patients. Failure to remove the infected tissue can lead to serious issues such as infections, extractions, loose teeth bone loss, etc.
Most insurance companies cover gum therapy under preventative services. The mouth is split into sextants (a sextant is one of six equal parts in which a dental arch is split into). Each sextant costs $800.
Dr. Girn has completed several laser gum therapy treatment cases with a high success rate. Dr. Girn takes advantage of the use of laser treatment versus the traditional invasive method resulting in minimal pain, healthier gums, and a happy patient.