Gum disease is essentially an advanced and long term bacterial infection of the soft tissues surrounding the teeth. Over time and with habits such as smoking and poor oral hygiene, bacteria migrate deep down into the gums around the teeth, forming pockets of decay and infection. This causes the gums to pull away from the roots of the teeth and, without treatment, can lead to tooth loss. Laser treatment for gum disease is an excellent method for eliminating diseased tissue and halting the progression of infection, especially if used in conjunction with Scaling and Root Planing (SRP).
About Laser Treatment for Gum Disease
By using the safe and powerful capabilities of our lasers we can help your gum disease heal faster than ever before. The lasers we use are tough on the bad bacteria in your mouth and gentle on your body. Healing is greatly improved when we use lasers as it creates a clean, almost sterile environment for your gums to quickly heal. Lasers have an added benefit of reducing trauma during your therapy unlike other cleaning methods. Less trauma and irritation to your gums means less swelling bleeding and discomfort. Infact our patients love the gentle nature of our cleanings here at Prestige Dental Centers.
Additionally, unlike antibiotic medication, which can be prescribed as an adjunct to deep cleanings, there are no bacteria that are resistant to laser treatment. It is also impossible for these nasty pathogens to develop a resistance to laser and it won’t suppress your immune system as antibiotics can. The laser kills all your bacteria without discrimination, which is exactly what you want if your gums are diseased and infected!