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Laser Gum Surgery

Gum Disease Treatment

Dr. Lomke is proud to offer the latest technology available for minimally invasive periodontal therapy: laser treatment. Our office has:

  • Diode lasers (soft tissue)
  • Erbium lasers (Er:YAG – hard and soft tissue)
  • CO2 lasers (carbon dioxide laser – soft tissue)
  • Argon laser (composite curing without any heat generation.)

There are numerous advantages to using laser therapy as opposed to the traditional methods requiring a scalpel and sutures.

Questions About Laser Gum Treatment?

Read our FAQs about Laser Gum Surgery and see frequently asked questions.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lomke at Smile Designs of Olney at 301-260-0700.

Benefits of Laser-Assisted Periodontal (Gum) Therapy


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, post-operative 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 to dramatically reduce the bacteria within a periodontal pocket using minimally invasive technique.

Anesthesia Limited or Eliminated

Because laser dentistry is virtually painless, no longer will you suffer with fear of injections and numbness. Often, only a light anesthetic spray is required. Laser treatment eliminates the complications and cost associated with anesthesia.


Dr. Lomke can perform a variety of procedures using laser technology, such as a frenectomy, osseous surgery, and gum grafting. Dr. Lomke is also able to use laser technology as a way to regenerate healthy gums and remove diseases areas in a virtually painless way. This method also 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 as opposed to traditional surgery.

Patient Information

Patient Testimonial

Dr. Lomke and his staff are committed to excellence – I always feel well taken care of and never have to worry about my dental care. The staff is professional, friendly and excellent at what they do. No wonder I have been a patient for 26 years! Laura M, Washington