Gum Disease Laser Therapy
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, happens when bacteria gets below the gum line and the attachment between the gum tissue and the teeth is lost. Three out of four Americans have some form of periodontal disease, and only 3 out of 100 will ever get treated before its too late.
Three out of four Americans have some form of periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease is a silent, chronic, painless, and communicable bacterial infection that often goes undetected or ignored until severe gum and bone destruction is unbearable and no longer able to be ignored. If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause tooth loss and traditional treatment can hurt.
The latest conservative gum therapy uses a laser. The laser gently disinfects and evaporates diseased tissues from around the tooth and inside the gum pocket. This treatment interrupts the bacterial destruction of the tissues and bone, giving the gum pocket a chance to heal. Systematic repeated visits allow the gum pocket to be disease-free and sometimes allow tissues to reattach to a normal or near-normal state. This new laser therapy is gentle, less painful, has a quick recovery. While surgery may still be indicated for severely advanced periodontal cases, laser therapy is a much more conservative, effective, and comfortable option for beginning to moderate periodontal cases.