Laser Therapy for Gum Disease Sufferers
85% of US adults have gum disease. Reports indicate that millions of people are unaware that they have gum disease, and about 30% of the population is genetically susceptible to contracting the condition. And you are scared that you might have a periodontal disease. Fear not here is a guide for you know all about gum diseases and its treatment.
What is Periodontal “Gum” Disease?
Periodontal disease is a gum infection caused by polymicrobial bacteria. Bacteria multiply and travel along the tooth root surfaces and produce a hard substance known as tartar. The gums becomes red and puffy in response to the presence of bacteria, eventually culminating in tooth loss, bone loss, or even heart disease if left untreated. Laser dentists offer alternatives to traditional treatment.
What is Laser Dentistry?
Lasers can be used to treat periodontal disease. Current controlled studies have shown that similar results have been found with the laser compared to specific other treatment options, including scaling and root planning alone. Scaling and root planning is a traditional non-surgical therapy used to treat periodontal diseases. Laser helps patients recover quickly with a less invasive surgery. It’s used to treat tooth decay, lesion removal, teeth whitening and in curing periodontal diseases.
How Does Laser Therapy Improve Gum Health?
The soft tissue laser procedure combined with ultrasonic techniques will help remove the disease and restore your gums to optimal health. The laser, which is no thicker than a few human hairs, is positioned between your teeth and gums. Then, the infection is eliminated by removing only the diseased tissue. Healthy tissue is left untouched and unharmed. Not only does the laser reduce bacteria, it also helps stimulate the growth of new root surface coating and it encourages healthy new gum tissue to reattach to the root surface.
Benefits of Laser Therapy
Laser dentistry has various benefits which makes it the most popular in treatments:
- Enhanced success
- Reduced anxiety in patients
- Eliminated noisy ultrasonic instruments
- Reduced bleeding
- Sealed periodontal pockets
- Reduced gum trauma
- Reduced or eliminated tooth loss
- Minimized swelling during treatment
- Faster healing time