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Laser Gum Therapy

Periodontal disease – also called Periodontitis – is a bacterial infection caused by plaque that damages the gums, ligaments and bone structure that support your teeth. Plaque is that clear sticky substance that builds throughout the day and is removed by regular tooth brushing and flossing. Plaque that isn't cleaned off during your daily oral health routine hardens into tartar and is then removed by a dentist.

The earliest stage of periodontal disease is Gingivitis, which is extremely common and generally defined by minor bleeding during regular brushing and flossing, mild pain, and occasional bad breath caused by the gum infection. Gingivitis is caused by the bacteria from plaque under the gum line. Gingivitis can be controlled and treated with a regular brushing routine and regular dental visits for a thorough cleaning and inspection.

In addition to this daily oral self care, your dentist can use lasers to treat periodontal disease by using a dental laser to remove inflamed gum tissue from around the root of the tooth. Because lasers use steady and concentrated light to remove unhealthy tissues, they have several advantages over the traditional cleaning method. Some of these advantages include faster healing, less bleeding and swelling, and less heat and vibration produced during the procedure.

What to look for:

Gum symptoms
  • Gums that bleed during normal (even gentle) brushing and flossing
  • Tender or sensitive gums that are sore to touch
  • Swollen Gums
  • Gums that appear shiny or bright red (like in many infections)
  • Gums that are receding

  • Tooth symptoms
  • Teeth that are loose in an adult
  • Teeth that appear unusually long (due to receded gum)
  • Teeth with excessive tartar buildup along the visible gum line and in the ‘pocket’

  • Other symptoms
  • Frequent or continuous bad breath
  • Overall discomfort in the mouth

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