Lasers Help Comfortably Treat Gum Disease
Modern Laser Therapy Effectively Treats Gum Disease
Gum disease is an inflammatory disease that affects gum tissue and the bones that support our teeth. Gum disease has also been found, in some studies, to increase the likelihood of several serious diseases including heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory disease. Modern dentistry has found that lasers can be very effective in treating gum disease.
How Laser Therapy Works
Laser therapy can be used in several different ways:
- It can be used to remove the diseased tissue from around and between teeth.
- When someone has gum disease, there is a buildup of tartar and minerals around the roots of the teeth. Lasers may be used to remove this buildup and help clean out the gum pockets.
- Lasers can be used in conjunction with traditional methods such as scaling to remove the diseased gum and bacteria from around teeth.
What Are the Advantages Of Laser Therapy with Dr. Heezen?
- Less bleeding, swelling, and discomfort.
- Only local anesthesia is used, which means you can drive yourself home from treatment.
- Your mouth will heal more quickly. There is no cutting or stitches involved.
- Some lasers have been found to promote and quicken the regeneration process of the gums and affected bones.
Laser Therapy for Frenectomy?
Lasers have many uses such as removing tongue ties or performing a labial frenectomy. Dr. Prairie Lakes Family Dentistry removed part of the labial frenulum that can cause a gap between the front teeth. It only took a few minutes and the baby was smiling!
Laser Therapy for Cold Sores
Unlike other cold sore treatments, like creams or ointments, lasers get to the root of the problem. This heat is carefully controlled to one area and never touches the skin, so it won’t harm anything around the cold sore. The heat from the laser not only kills the virus but also triggers your body to heal itself more quickly. The treatment only takes about 15 minutes to complete and requires no downtime at all. You’re in the dentist’s chair, and then you’re out!