Have your gums felt a little different lately? Are they swollen, tender, or reddened? If so, we urge you to monitor the changes and take action: you could be in the early stages of gum disease. We take periodontal disease seriously. The health of your gums is vital to your overall oral health and the state of your teeth. Ailing gums just can’t support a beautiful smile. Fortunately, we offer cutting-edge laser periodontal treatment to heal disease and revitalize your periodontal health. Read on to learn a little more about your periodontal treatment options, and why laser therapy is a unique, effective one.
Introducing Laser Periodontal Treatment
Periodontal treatment removes the bacteria and plaque causing inflammation and infection. It’s not as simple as removing plaque during a standard dental exam, as we need to delve below the crown to remove plaque from the tooth roots. This was once accomplished with standard scaling and root planing. In that case, the patient would need local anesthesia to prevent discomfort.
Dental lasers allow us to take a different approach. They target bacteria without disturbing the surrounding tissue in the way that scaling and root planing do. Lasers’ narrow beams allow Dr. Kim Okamura and our staff to remove plaque without affecting neighboring healthy tissues. Accessing the space between your teeth and gums, where periodontal disease often lingers, is made much simpler with the use of a laser.
Benefits of Laser Periodontal Treatment
How to Treat Periodontal Disease
Battling periodontal treatment can be a life-long war, but there are weapons you deserve to have on your side. A periodontal laser is one of them. Enlist our services in the fight by contacting our office!