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Lasers are no longer just a wished-for invention of science fiction writers. Periodontists like Dr. Austin Babcock are embracing their unique benefits in treating periodontal disease. The use of lasers helps periodontists avoid surgery as these instruments are incredibly precise, much less invasive and require a much shorter recuperation.

How do we use these lasers exactly? Well, Sedona Dental Arts offers a treatment called scaling and root planing. This procedure is immensely helpful for patients who have gum recession or diseased and inflamed gums and teeth.

Here’s how it typically goes: Dr. Austin Babcock will use a special dental laser to eradicate the inflamed and diseased gum tissue. Once your teeth roots are delicately exposed, he will meticulously cleanse the tartar and plaque from the area. The roots will also be smoothed out to prevent any possible future infection. We will be sure to administer an anesthetic as needed so you are comfortable through the procedure.

If you have gum disease and think you would benefit from scaling and root planning without the need for invasive surgery, just ring Sedona Dental Arts in Sedona, Arizona at (928) 282-1514. We are happy to answer any of your questions and help you with whatever you may need. Don’t worry; we’ll get you back to smiling once again.