Saugus Dental Laser Center Uses Latest Technology for Gum Grafts

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - Dec. 14, 2016 - PRLog -- Saugus Dental Laser Center

(661) 297-7580

Saugus Dental Laser Center Uses Latest Technology for Gum Grafts

Periodontal disease, the damage to the gum and jawbone caused by advanced gingivitis, can ravage the mouth and cost people their teeth. There are, however, a number of surgical options which can repair the damage. At the Saugus Dental Laser Center, Dr. Victoria Prasol uses the latest technology in procedures to fix gingiva, the part of the gum surrounding the teeth. With the use of advanced lasers, gum grafts are less painful and heal faster than ever before.

Periodontal disease causes gums to retreat from the teeth, leaving roots exposed. Besides making the teeth more vulnerable to damage, this can also look unpleasant and cause pain or other unpleasant sensations by exposing tooth nerves. The causes of periodontal disease can range from unhealthy lifestyles—such as smoking and not taking proper care cleaning—to genetics. When gums need to be rebuilt, there are a number of ways Dr. Prasol might choose to go about it, depending on the particular patient's needs.

Gum grafts take three forms: pedicle, connective-tissue, and free. Pedicle grafts are done when there is a large amount of healthy gum tissue near the affected tooth. The doctor cuts a small flap in the gum, pulls it over the exposed root, and sutures it. In a connective tissue graft, a flap is cut in the roof of the mouth, and tissue is removed from beneath the surface of the soft palate. Free gingival grafts are done when the most tissue needs to be replaced, and are similar to connective tissue grafts, except that tissue is taken from the surface of the soft palate as well. Custom-fitted stents are commonly used to protect the soft palate, called the donor site, following connective-tissue and free grafts.

As periodontal surgery improves, alternative tissue sources are being developed. Some companies are developing artificial tissues, which could be used in place of donations from the patient's own soft palate, and others sell tissue from organ donors. Regardless of whether one or two surgical sites are necessary the specialized lasers Dr. Prasol uses don't cause nearly as much bleeding or swelling as scalpels. Older models of lasers used in the 1990s carried a risk of causing heat damage, but this problem has been virtually eliminated in newer models. Keep in mind that the gum tissue surrounding the teeth is different from the gum tissue further away, and grafts are meant to restore the former. However, Dr. Prasol's advanced lasers are the best tools available today for a large number of soft tissue surgeries.

Victoria Prasol, DDS, operates the Saugus Dental Laser Center at 26893-G Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, California, 91350. To set up an appointment, call 661-297-7580 or visit ( and fill out a contact sheet (

Saugus Dental Laser Center
Tags:Dentist, Gum Graft, Periodontal Disease
Location:Santa Clarita - California - United States
Account Email Address Verified     Account Phone Number Verified     Disclaimer     Report Abuse

Like PRLog?
Click to Share