Four Questions to Ask Before Having Gum Surgery

 1. How do I know if I have gum disease?

Gum disease starts when tarter and bacteria trapped under the gum line lead to infection. As a result, the gums become inflamed. Eventually, pockets form between the teeth and gums, making plaque harder to remove. Left untreated, the disease advances and bone damage occurs. Ultimately, this can lead to the extraction of one or more teeth. The main symptoms of gum disease are bad breath, loose teeth and bleeding gums.

 2. How do I know if I really need gum surgery?

Get a second opinion! With Laser Gum Therapy, gum surgery can often be avoided.

 3. Is there an alternative to conventional and painful cut and stitch surgery?

Yes! Now there’s a new, less traumatic treatment for periodontal disease. LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) utilizes safe and proven laser technology to gently remove harmful bacteria and diseased tissue from the gums.

This removal of bacteria allows the body to heal naturally so the gum pockets improve and the teeth become more stable. But there’s less pain. And, since the gum tissue isn’t cut with a scalpel, there are no stitches, minimal bleeding, and a quicker, much easier recovery.

The benefits to you are:

  • Less pain
  • Faster healing
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Decreased sensitivity
  • Less time in the dental chair
  • Less bleeding
  • Less post-treatment discomfort
  • Little to no gum recession

 4. How can I get a second opinion?

Barotz Dental is happy to offer a consultation for a second opinion at no cost to you. Call us today at (303) 595-4994 or visit us on the web at


About BarotzDental

Dr. Charles S. Barotz is a 1980 graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry and has dedicated his life to provide you with the best that dentistry has to offer. Dr. Barotz is continually educating himself and his staff with the newest dental techniques and approaches, in order to provide you with advanced, state of the art, comfortable, personalized, and antiseptic dental care. Dr. Barotz has been published and lectures internationally on numerous subjects relating to excellence in dentistry.
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