Gum Laser Therapy
Our hygienists use our Sirona laser to remove diseased gum tissue and bacteria. Much attention is given to keeping teeth healthy, but did you know healthy gums are also important to good oral health? The gums are soft tissue covering the tooth roots and the bone to which the teeth are connected. Healthy gums and teeth are the foundation of a beautiful smile.
Periodontal disease (gum disease) is painless infection of the gums that affects millions of Americans. It is an infection of the tissues surrounding the teeth and is the number one cause of tooth loss. The bacteria that cause periodontal disease have also been linked to heart disease, diabetes and pre-term, low birth-weight babies. Last year Time Magazine labeled this disease the “silent killer.”
Periodontal disease can result in serious consequences and needs to be addressed immediately. Treatment will vary depending on the progression of the disease. This can be determined through dental x-rays and an exam by your dentist and hygienist. The most effective initial treatment consists of scaling and root planing in conjunction with antibiotic treatment.