You may have a mild form of gum disease called gingivitis, if you find that your gums are sensitive, swollen, and bleed when you brush. Gingivitis is mostly easily treated and avoided by flossing and frequent visits to a dentist. 


However, there are also innovative therapies, such as laser surgery, which minimally invasively and efficiently eliminate the harmful bacteria. Dr. Withers has considerable dental expertise including laser surgery and can assess the right treatment plan for your exact situation. If you're a successful laser surgery nominee, here are some benefits you might foresee.

1. Quick and Effective

This method of treatment uses targeted laser beams to destroy the bacteria that causes gum disease without harming the healthy gum tissue.

2. Minimal Pain and Recovery Time

Laser gum surgery kills bacteria without cutting or stitching, thereby creating minimal pain for the majority of patients. Most patients receive treatment in a single visit and get back to normal life very quickly the next day. 

3. Support for Implants

Gum inflammation around the dental implants (peri-implantitis) is one of the most neglected problems associated with gum disease. This can cause implants to fall out if left untreated, and further reduce the level of healthy bone and gum tissue. Laser surgery helps in preserving healthy and strong implant sites.

4. Prevent Further Health Issues

Without treatment, gum disease can lead to other serious health issues including tooth loss, bone tissue loss, heart disease, and cancer.

Schedule a Consultation

For more information on this and the other dental services that we offer at J. Alexander Withers DDS, contact our Fairfax, VA offices to schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. J. Alexander Withers