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

  • Lasers reduce the harmful bacteria present significantly, without need for antibiotics
  • The immune system responds favorably to laser therapy to help stimulate new tissue growth
  • After laser therapy, it is less likely that there will be a need for eventual gum surgery related to periodontal disease
  • Lasers help cauterize the area for minimal bleeding during and after treatment
  • Laser treatment is more comfortable and there is a reduced need for anesthesia

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!

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Dr. Kim Okamura

I'm Dr. Kim Okamura and this blog is a product of my love of dentistry. I dedicate it to all the patients I have served so that they may better understand my craft. The information here will give you and others the power to maintain and protect one of your most priceless gifts ... your SMILE.