Laser Gum Treatment
Laser Gum Surgery
Bone Loss in teeth
Swollen & Bleeding Gums
LANAP Laser Surgery
Periodontal disease is a major cause of tooth loss for many adults. There may few or no symptoms of early and moderate periodontal disease. As periodontal disease progresses, you may experience swollen or bleeding gums, and bad breath. If you notice your teeth are loose or seem to be separating, than you are probably in the advanced stage periodontal disease.
There are typically 3 stages of periodontal disease. Gingivitis, the first stage of periodontal disease may cause mild inflammation and red gums which have a tendency to bleed easily. Periodontitis, the second stage of periodontal disease, may produce separation between your teeth and gums and possible bone determination, Advanced Periodontitis, the third stage of periodontal disease may produce further bone deterioration, pus and teeth that are lose and possibly fall out. Normally, your dentist will check for signs of periodontal disease when you have your checkups.
There are several treatments for periodontal disease depending on the severity of the disease. Scaling, this cleans teeth above and below the gums. Root planing evens out the root surface enabling it to heal. Oral irrigation uses liquid to flush out the area below the gum line to promote healing. Periodontal surgery may be recommended for severe forms of periodontal disease.
Normally your bone and gum tissue fit snuggly around your teeth. If tissue and bone is destroyed, you may have periodontal disease and possibly need laser gum surgery. Laser gum surgery is generally the last defense against severe periodontal disease. If the laser gum surgery will not solve the problem, extracting the teeth is usually the next step. The latest type of laser gum surgery is LANAP which uses the PerioLase MVP-7.
In this type of laser gum surgery the laser cuts the gum around the tooth allowing room for cleaning instrument to get to the tartar and clean far down below the gum level and no suturing of the gum is needed. This laser gum surgery is quick and effective in reversing periodontal disease and regenerating gums and it's controlled by an android tablet. Another, more invasive type of laser gum surgery is called Flap surgery.
This process involves lifting back the gums to clean and remove tarter. This type of laser gum surgery will allow the dentist to clean any pockets to reduce the severity of the periodontal problems. This type of laser gum surgery will require suturing the gum once the tartar is removed and the area is clean.
Periodontal Disease Laser Gum Treatment
Long Beach, CA
There are many results from periodontal disease like swollen and bleeding gums and bad breath which can be treated with a laser gum treatment. Not all dentists offer laser gum treatments for fighting periodontal issues. New technology provides exceptional laser gum treatment to fight, reverse and treat periodontal disease.
Laser gum treatment is usually less painful and more convenient and doesn't require invasive surgery. Laser gum treatment uses a high-intensity laser to kill bacteria beneath the gum line. A laser gum treatment is very effective, fast and will usually produce less swelling and bleeding than other conventional gum treatment methods. Laser gum treatment is also used in other procedures to lessen bleeding and provide a quicker recovery time.
When performing a laser gum treatment, to reduce unnecessary gum damage, it is important to use the proper laser wavelengths and power levels. A scaler may be used when performing a laser gum treatment for more severe cases to clean the area properly. Don't let gum problems ruin your smile. Call us to learn more about how a laser gum treatment can help you.