Periodontal disease is a severe oral condition caused by bacteria. You can develop this condition due to poor oral hygiene and consuming sugary foods and drinks. While periodontal disease could result in tooth loss, we can do a few things to prevent it. Laser technology is one way we can treat advanced periodontal disease.
The Use of Lasers
Lasers can be used to treat different forms of periodontal disease. Lasers have similar if not better effects on periodontal disease like scaling and root planing. Using scaling and root planing alone might not effectively treat periodontal disease. Keep in mind that scaling and root planing is a non-surgical treatment method used to manage this condition.
We remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar from the tooth and areas around its gum line with scaling and root planing. This helps facilitate gum tissue regeneration and restore oral health. While laser therapy is a modern method of handling periodontal disease, it cannot work alone. This means we use it alongside traditional therapies like scaling and root planing.
What the Procedure Entails
When you come in for periodontal laser therapy, we use a laser to access and get rid of the inflamed gum tissues. This helps restore your tooth’s health. Lasers help remove plaque and tartar building up around your gum line. After that, we use a different tool to smooth out all the rough spots around the gum line. This is important because rough spots increase the chances of bacteria that lead to infections. After successful laser therapy, we give your mouth time to heal and regenerate.
During the healing process, you take good care of your mouth. Maintain good oral hygiene and avoid chewing on hard foods. Doing so will facilitate quick recovery from laser therapy. Schedule a consultative appointment with us for more information on laser therapy.