Laser Gum Treatment
To Get The Clean and Fresh Feeling Then We Use Lasers.
The dental laser is a really effective method to treat gingival (gum), and the more advanced periodontal disease. These gum diseases are an infection of the supporting tissues and bone that hold the tooth in place.
There can be many causes for this: poor oral health, genetic bad luck, chronic illnesses such as diabetes, smoking, and certain medicines.
What is a dental laser
and how does it work?
A dental laser is an instrument that produces a very narrow, intense beam of light energy. When laser light comes in contact with tissue, it causes a reaction. The beam of light produced by the laser has the ability to remove and vaporise bad bacteria or remove damaged tissue in the gums.
Save your teeth
Treat gum disease!
Dr. Singh will take you through the laser gum treatment process, step-by-step.
Learn how you can prevent additional gum recession and bone loss, improve your breath, reduce risks to your overall health, and save your teeth.
A traditional treatment for periodontal disease is called scaling and root planing. This is a method that cleans the surfaces of teeth and their roots which may be exposed due to gum recession.
Treatment with a state of the art dental laser is a much more tissue-preserving and regenerative process. At Eternal Smiles Dental Centre, one of our dental team will use the laser to access any infected gum ‘pockets’ to kill the infected tissue and bacteria. Once the infected tissue is removed and the root is exposed, the calculus must be removed with an ultrasonic root cleaner.
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Laser Gum Treatment for Gum Disease.
Periodontal Laser is an effective method to treat different forms of 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.
5 reasons to choose a dental laser for gum disease treatment:
- Limits bleeding
- Reduced healing time
- A minimally invasive approach
- Preserves healthy tooth structure
- Minimises risk of bacterial infection
Types of Periodontitis
Gum disease (periodontal disease) is a serious infection that affects the tissues that surround the teeth: the gums, but most importantly the bone that supports the teeth.
During moderate and severe gum disease (called moderate or severe periodontitist) the bacteria peals back the gum seal around the tooth. They start to attack the bone foundation and gum recession starts to occur. The reason for this is because the bone sets the tone for the soft gum tissue. Also some teeth are more susceptible to gum disease and we will examine this for you.
If periodontal disease is left untreated it may lead to tooth loss.
Since periodontitis is painless most of the patients simply ignore the fact that they have the disease, until it is too late. Periodontitis is thought to account for up to 30-35% of all tooth extractions.
Symptoms of Gum Disease
One should ask for dental advice, if some of the following symptoms are present:
Redness, swelling and tendency of the gums for bleeding. However these symptoms are usually “covered”, in smokers due to the effect of smoking to the soft tissues.
Bad breath (breath malodor). One of the main complains of patients with periodontal disease is bad breath. People who believe that they have bad breath can adopt avoidance patterns and have psychological problems. Findings from many investigations documented that the majority of cases with malodor relate to the oral cavity. The reason is that a number of bacteria that are related to gingivitis and periodontitis can produce hydrogen sulfide and methylmercaptan from substances that are present in the oral cavity.
Gum retraction/recession. In some cases, due to bone loss, there is retraction of the gums because they lose their support. Retraction of the gums is not always due to periodontal disease, but in many cases is due to very aggressive toothbrushing.
Tooth mobility. There can be different reasons for tooth mobility. One of the most common reasons is periodontal disease. Obviously, since the bone is destroyed, the support of the teeth is decreased.
Tooth migration. You may notice that there is an increasing gap between your front teeth and that your teeth have changed the position that they originally had. Tooth migration happens due to the loss of the supporting tissues of the teeth.
“I am delighted with the treatment for my gum disease. The care I have received so far from Dr Singh was fantastic. He used lasers to get rid of my gum disease. My gums have feel tighter and better and do not bleed any more with the treatment.”
Benefits of Laser Gum Treatment
- No scalpel or cutting of gum.
- No stitching required.
- Bleeding after treatment uncommon.
- Preserves gum between teeth.
- Gum recession usually minimal.
- Back to regular activities same day.
Problems with just traditional methods.
- Cutting and removal of gum tissue.
- Many stitches usually needed.
- Post-operative bleeding common.
- Often leaves large spaces between teeth.
- Often causes gum recession.
- Recovery can take a long time.
When bacteria, plaque and tartar is removed you get fresher breath and talk confidently to work colleagues and family members.
Is laser safe within dentistry?
Our clinic has professional Dental laser experts who are experienced in their fields and conduct laser treatments in accordance with accepted clinical practices and standards.
We use dental laser in our day to day dental treatments.
If you are not comfortable with the process or have any queries, please feel fee to discuss it with our laser experts and they will explain everything in detail until you are satisfied.