Gum therapy is the most effective way to treat gum disease. The latest researches shows outstanding improvement in outcome of gum treatment when using lasers. Using of lasers not only aids in comfort during and after treatment, but also shows a better result by repairing and laying down new bone which was thought to be impossible without bone grafts earlier. In our dental office we use laser assisted gum therapy than the conventional scaling and root planning or flap surgeries.
Gum Disease is also called as Periodontal Disease. It is an infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. It is the major cause of tooth loss in adults. Gum Disease is carried by plaque, ( a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on the teeth).
The early stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. During this stage Gum become red and swollen and bleed easily. This is a reversible condition, which can be cured by a professional scaling and proper oral hygiene maintainence. In the more advanced stage of gum disease called Periodontitis, the gums and bone that supports the teeth becomes seriously damaged. During this stage your tooth may become loose or even fall down. It is important that individuals with gum disease have gum therapy done.
Signs of Gum Disease
New spacing between teeth (caused by bone loss)
Tenderness or discomfort
Gums that bleed when you brush
Red or Swollen gums
Advantages of Laser Gum therapy over conventional Scaling and Root planning
Lasers can target the diseased areas precisely and accurately
Bleeding is very minimal during procedure
Pain and swelling is limited as the procedure is less invasive