What is Gum Disease?

Gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis occur when bacteria accumulate along and beneath the gum line. This causes the gums to become inflamed and sore, and they may bleed easily when irritated. Over time, untreated gum disease can infect both the gum tissue and the underlying bone, causing gum recession, bone deterioration, and potential tooth loss.

Patients undergoing interceptive periodontal treatment may need to visit the dentist more frequently than twice per year. In fact, many visit quarterly for exams and dental cleanings. During these visits, the gums are inspected for signs of disease, which include gum recession, redness, inflammation, and the formation of pockets around the teeth. If an exam reveals signs of disease activity, the dentist may administer medication to periodontal pockets to help eliminate bacteria. Laser periodontal therapy and scaling and root planing may also be necessary to treat active periodontal disease

Laser Treatment for Gum Disease

There is another alternative to gum surgery and that is laser gum treatment, which is less painful. You will not have to worry about stitches and long hours associated with surgery sessions. With laser gum treatment, the procedure painlessly removes the noxious elements that cause gum disease such as tartar accumulation, gingivitis, and etc.

If you are in need of gum surgery or have periodontal disease, this new technology replaces the gum surgery procedure with an easier recovery time.

What are the benefits?

A few laser therapy benefits include:

  • No stitches
  • Less invasive
  • Less traumatic and lower discomfort
  • Less time needed for the procedure than the traditional gum surgery

Laser Dental Cleaning

Regular dental cleanings are a foundation for good oral health. For years, dentists have relied on manual methods alone to remove tartar from the teeth and help prevent gum disease. Though traditional cleaning is effective for staving off periodontal infections, it can cause tiny abrasions along the gum line that may become infected with bacteria during the cleaning process. But thanks to laser dental cleaning, it is now possible to eliminate disease-causing microbes and avoid gum contamination during dental visits.