Gum Disease Laser Therapy – Johnston, IA

Dr. Emily and Dr. Derek are proud to offer the latest technology available for periodontal therapy: laser treatment. There are numerous advantages to using laser therapy.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry:


With laser treatment, there is reduced or no bleeding, minimized swelling, no charring, and no drill noise or vibration. The stress and anxiety often associated with dental work is therefore eliminated when you experience quick, effective, and essentially pain-free laser procedures. Also, postoperative sensitivity is greatly limited by laser dentistry, and recovery time is much quicker than with traditional methods. In fact, due to the less-invasive nature of the laser technique, the mouth begins to heal immediately after work is completed!

Reduced Risk of Infection:

The laser’s high-energy light beam acts as a sterilizer on the area it is working, thereby reducing the risk of bacterial infections and relapses.

Uses of Dental Lasers:

The Furrow Family Dentistry team is able to use laser technology as a way to regenerate healthy gums and remove diseased areas in a virtually painless way. This method encourages healthy gum to regenerate and attach to the teeth. There is a much lower chance of gum disease returning when laser therapy is used in conjunction with periodontal therapy.

Dr. Emily and Dr. Derek also use lasers to perform frenectomies.  A frenectomy is a procedure where the dentist removes a tight tissue attachment (called a high frenum attachment), such as a tongue-tie or lip-tie.   If you or your child has a tongue-tie or lip-tie it can negatively affect breast and bottle feeding, speech, and the ability to remove food particles from the teeth.

Curious About The Advanced Technology We Utilize?

Call our office to learn more about how we use different technologies to bring you the best dental experience possible.

Call us: (515) 253-0405