When most patients hear of the word laser, many think of science fiction, however thanks to evolution in the world of dental health, we now can use lasers to improve the efficiency, comfort, and post-operative treatment in our dental office. Laser dentistry has been able to improve soft tissue therapies for patients suffering from gum disease, which is why we’re here today. In the following article we will discuss laser therapy for gum disease sufferers.
To begin it is important to discuss what periodontal disease is in the first place. This disease is better known as gum disease, is a very common oral health problem. When plaque and tartar build-up at the gum line, this bacteria then begin to irritate the soft tissue. This irritation in turn create sores, infection, and inflammation that can destroy different integral parts of the mouth and have severe circumstances down the line.
Laser dentistry is being used to combat gum disease by using light waves to remove tissue. These laser treatments are precise in only targeting the tissue that is damaged, and it can remove tissue gently. The low heat that the laser produces is able to cauterize as it treats meaning that patients are able to receive soft tissue procedures with less discomfort and bleeding.
Patients that suffer from gum disease are often unable to achieve optimum oral health. Most treatments for gum disease often lead to additional inflammation, which makes them much more out of risk for reinfection. Laser therapy is able to remove the need for invasive procedures, making it the best way to combat periodontal disease on the market today.
If you find that after reading this material, you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact anyone in our office here in Washington, DC. The team and dental professionals at Berkshire Family Dental has been curated for your comfort and optimal health, We want you to feel safe in our office, and one way we start this is by making sure our clients are always informed about their treatment and treatment options. Feel free to give us a call today to schedule your very first appointment.