Here at Bel Canto Dental, we have invested in up-to-date laser technology in order to provide you with the very best and most comfortable dental care. Laser dentistry is extremely useful when treating gum infections and we will suggest laser gum therapy if you have gum disease.
A dental laser is a very quiet and gentle way to receive treatment.
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is a bacterial infection affecting the gums and other tissues supporting your teeth, including ligaments and bone. The early stage of gum disease is called gingivitis and is completely curable. However, the latter stage of gum disease is a condition called periodontitis which is much more serious and the bacterial infection is far more difficult to eradicate.
This is where laser gum therapy can be very helpful. With periodontal disease, the gum tissue begins to pull away from the tooth which creates deep pockets called periodontal pockets. These provide the perfect conditions for bacteria to thrive.
What Is Laser Gum Therapy?
Laser Therapy is a gentle, conservative treatment for Gum Disease. The treatment after professional scaling and root planning a cold light laser is applied. This simple treatment instantly destroys many of the toxins, inflammatory molecules and pathogenic bacteria in deep gum pockets.
Your hygienist can perform this treatment with a dental laser which is a comfortable and effective experience. Your dentist can also use a specialized dental laser to remove badly infected gum tissues that are too damaged to heal.
This treatment is very precise so our dentist will only remove the damaged tissues leaving all the healthy tissue fully intact. At the same time, the energy of a dental laser will help to sterilise the area being treated, removing more bacteria than conventional gum treatments. This will enable your body to fight the infection more effectively while preserving as much of your healthy gum tissue as possible.
What Are the Benefits of Laser Gum Therapy?
Laser gum therapy is a much more comfortable and less invasive way to treat infected gums. Often it’s unnecessary to use local anaesthetic and recovery and healing times are quicker.
Laser gum therapy is a much more comfortable and less invasive way to treat infected gums.
Treatment times are often shorter and you should feel perfectly well enough to go back to work the next day. This is because any side effects such as bleeding, swelling and pain are minimized because the energy of the laser automatically seals or cauterizes any blood vessels that may be cut during treatment with a process called thermal coagulation.
A dental laser is a very quiet and gentle way to receive treatment. If it were written on a musical score we’d describe it as being ‘pianissimo.’
Are There Any Risks with Laser Gum Therapy?
Our dental laser is modern and well maintained and our dentists have been thoroughly trained in its use so we will select the correct wavelength for your treatment. Laser gum therapy is often used in conjunction with other conventional gum treatments to help increase its effectiveness.