Maintaining the health of your gums is very important because conditions, like oral cancer and gum disease, can impact both your oral and overall health if not given proper treatment. At Dr. Sangiv Patel's private practice, Sangiv I. Patel, D.D.S., PA in Melbourne, FL, we utilize new and effective laser technologies to treat an array of periodontal (gum) issues. Our high-powered laser helps experienced dentist Dr. Patel perform more efficient treatment of the advanced stage of gum disease (periodontitis). Dr. Patel also uses laser technology to perform oral pathologies that find pre-cancer and cancer in the mouth. Laser gum treatments can also be used in some cosmetic dentistry procedures to help reshape the gums or decrease the look of a "gummy" smile. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Patel to learn more about laser gum treatments at his office in Melbourne, FL.
"This office is absolutely incredible. Dr Patel is extremely professional, patient & thorough. The staff is just as professional & personable. This appointment wasn’t easy for me to go to, but they made it easy. I will be referring family & friends to this office in a heartbeat. I can’t thank them enough."- L.S. / Google / Apr 23, 2022
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"• Wish I had the mindset earlier in life to take personal time out for myself and develop a routine Floss-Floss-Floss. • Went every 6 months to the dentist and did what I thought was right. Was comfortable with where I was and felt I was receiving the best care. Then I came across Dr. Patel and found the care could be even better. His artistry and technology make him superior in the care he provides. • I decided to become engaged in my dental journey and make a commitment on my part for Dr. Patel to help me. • My TMJ disorder used to cause headaches, popping in my jaw and pain. One day I woke up and realized I hadn’t taken any Ibuprofen in days because I was finally feeling relief. I noticed that my overall quality of life began to change, and I no longer felt the stress and pain I had experienced for so long. • I think for everyone, money is a factor when it comes to taking care of themselves. I decided to invest in myself, and it has become the best gift I could’ve received. • Time is not a factor, and you are the priority at Dr. Patel’s office. The saying “Love the one you’re with” comes to mind every time I call the office or go in for an appointment. Each staff member makes you feel as though you’re the only one present and they’ve got all the time in the world for you. • I challenge any other doctor to have the same passion for dentistry and compassion for their patients as Dr. Patel does. If you go to Dr Patel, you will never change dentists again!"- D.B. / Google / Dec 06, 2021
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There are many instances in which a laser gum treatment could be used. If you have gum disease, the laser can be implemented to remove bacteria and plaque that is deep in the pockets of the gum tissue. During a biopsy, the laser is used to remove tissue from the affected area. Laser gum treatment can also help if you would like to eliminate excess gum tissue and lengthen the visible enamel for a more attractive smile. When compared to classic gum surgery, laser gum treatments are less invasive and do not require stitches. You will likely require less or no anesthesia during this gum treatment, and the recovery time is typically shorter as well.
What to Expect
Laser gum treatment, which is an in-office procedure, normally requires a local anesthetic. However, other sedation options could be made available upon request. Before your procedure, Dr. Patel will go over exactly what you should expect during the process, whether you're being treated for gum disease, receiving an oral biopsy, having crown lengthening, or undergoing cosmetic gum contouring. The laser minimizes potential bleeding and often eliminates the need for stitches.
Dr. Patel will give you recovery instructions before you are discharged to go home. Considering that your gums may be sore or swollen, you may want to adhere to a liquid or soft food diet for a few days. For gum disease treatment or crown lengthening, you may have to schedule a follow-up appointment so Dr. Patel can assess your healing and decide if another treatment is necessary. If a biopsy was conducted, you may need to come back into our office to receive your results. If oral cancer is diagnosed, Dr. Patel will go over your treatment options and next steps.
Once your laser gum plan is created, Dr. Patel will go over the costs with you. Our office, Sangiv I. Patel, D.D.S., PA, accepts several payment methods, including low-interest medical financing. If you have dental insurance, our office will contact your carrier to determine your coverage and out-of-pocket costs.
Laser Gum Therapy
To get a quicker and more accurate periodontal treatment, Dr. Sangiv I. Patel employs an advanced laser system for restorative and cosmetic procedures. Whether you have to take care of gum disease, receive an oral biopsy, or wish to improve the appearance of your teeth and gums, laser gum treatments offer faster appointments and recovery times. To learn more about laser treatments, or to schedule a consultation, contact our esteemed facility in Melbourne, FL.