If you have been diagnosed with Periodontal Disease or gum disease you will need Periodontal Therapy to clean up an infection in your mouth. Before age 30, decay is the major reason for tooth loss and after 30 years of age, gum disease is the major reason for tooth loss. It is estimated that over 80 percent of the adult population has gum disease to one degree or another.
Periodontal bacteria can cause an inflammatory reaction which leads to destruction of the fibers that connect teeth to bone and can create a space that our dentists and hygienists call a periodontal pocket. While everyone has some amount of pocketing the normal depths are 1-3 mm. If you have pockets that are deeper than 3 mm it will be impossible for you to clean and maintain them yourself. This is when Bull Valley Dentistry can help you get your disease under control. Without treatment your teeth will lose enough support to become loose and painful and will eventually be lost.
How are lasers used to treat gum disease?
First our hygienist will go around each involved tooth to remove any debris and calcified deposits that are adhering to your teeth in a process called scaling and root planning. Scaling and root planning will remove the mechanical irritants to your gums and supporting bone and also removes a major reservoir of periodontal bacteria.
Lasers are unique because they can treat targeted tissue while leaving surrounding tissue unaffected. It is this property among others that allow us to perform very precise procedures and treat Periodontal Disease. Lasers are an amazing advancement in dentistry and Bull Valley Dentistry is here to offer you the most advanced care for Periodontal Disease…..Give us a call for further information, you won’t regret it!
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