Periodontal disease is one of the most common dental diseases. It is the leading cause of tooth loss in people over 40 years. During the development of periodontal disease, periodontal pockets located around the teeth become infected and are widening, with in extreme cases, destruction of supporting bone and tooth loss.
Early detection and treatment of periodontal disease is your best defense. Therefore it is advisable to visit the dentist regularly to check the status of the periodontal pockets.
Lasers for Treatment of Gum Disease
For the treatment of periodontal pockets, the laser is a highly effective non-surgical tool. It cleans and disinfects pockets, thanks to its sterilizing, anti-inflammatory and biostimulating. Associated with a possible scaling, dental surgeons use lasers which often achieve remarkable results, with the restoration of the bone. This treatment allows reattachment of tissue along the tooth root, which reduces or eliminates tooth mobility. It also eliminates the bleeding gum and bad breath originating from the gingiva.
The laser meets the gum, unlike surgical periodontal treatments, which can result in significant losses of gum tissue, which make for an unsightly smile.
Laser gum disease treatment helps patients keep their teeth longer by preventing tooth loss, caries, and recurrence.
In some European countries and the United States, the pocket therapy is often done by dental hygienists working in collaboration with dentists, who can then devote their time to more complicated cases.
Lasers can be expensive and some dentists even offer financing plans to their patients.