Gum disease can create a devastating problem for your overall health. Without treatment, bacteria in gum tissue invade deeper spaces through periodontal pockets. The progression of bacteria can significantly affect ligaments and bone, creating a risk of tooth loss and hence could cause you go for laser dentistry.
Health Risks of Gum disease
According to research, gum diseases may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and Alzheimer’s, preterm. Moreover, it is also a significant cause of low birth babies, Osteoporosis, Gastric Ulcer, and a weakened immune system.
According to research, 85% of U.S. adults are suffering from gum diseases. In the earlier day, laser gum treatment was the only option for advanced periodontal diseases. Advancement in the Laser gum procedure has changed the way the patient received dental treatment.
Symptoms of Gum Disease
- Persistent bad breath
- Red, tender or swollen gums
- Tender or bleeding gums
- Painful chewing
- Pus between your gums and teeth
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Receding gums or longer appearing teeth
At your dental visit, the dentist will examine your teeth and gum. Dental professionals may also take a dental x-ray to see if there is any bone loss. Later, the dental hygienist will recommend the treatment option depending on the extent of the gum disease.
How does Laser technology treat periodontal disease?
Laser technology helps in tissue regenerative, preserving, and bone-building procedure. The periodontist uses this treatment to get access to an infected pocket. Laser light removes the infected tissue and bacteria, and expose the root. Your dental surgeon will remove the calculus with an ultrasonic root cleaner. Next, the stem cells are warm with a laser that contains blood in the pocket. As a result, a seal of tissues will generate against the tooth root.
Laser treatment helps to stimulate stem cells to form new connective tissues, bone, and collagen. After that, it regenerates the lost ligament and bone around the tooth. Root planning and scaling are traditional gum surgery. Laser gum surgical procedure helps to treat mild to moderate gum surgery.
LANAP laser for gum disease
In most of the cases of periodontal disease, LANAP is a marvelous option for most of the patients. It eradicates the need to cut into the gums as the best alternative to traditional surgery. In other words, there is no need to receding the gum line with LANAP. Unlike a scalpel, the laser can distinguish between healthy and disease tissue. LANAP kills bacteria and removes diseased tissue. It does not impact on your gums, teeth, or jawbone health. In fact, it shows a positive result, such as less tooth loss and increases new tissue attachment between gum and bone. That’s why it is the most effective periodontal treatment.
What can you expect from a Laser Gum Treatment?
Laser gum is a non-surgical technique for removing infected tissue. It doesn’t require the manual separation of gum tissue from the root. Laser light not only vaporizes the gum tissue promptly but also helps to seal the nerve endings and blood vessels. Hence, the patient feels less discomfort and minimal bleeding during the treatment.
Laser energy kills the bacteria to accumulate in periodontal pockets on the spot. It also allows for healing treated areas much more quickly and efficiently. Also, it supports the regeneration of healthy tissue around teeth.
Are you suffering from periodontal disease? Touch base with us to halt the problem before it causes tooth loss or other serious issues. We will go to greater length to stop the infection in its tracks with laser gum treatment in our San Diego office. Our hygienic service will remove plaque and encourages gum tissues to reattach to tooth roots. We will address the development of the periodontal pocket with deep cleaning protocols like scaling and root planing.
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