Will Laser Therapy Help with Gum Disease?

Laser Therapy For Gum Disease

Information derived from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has established that one out of every two individuals in the United States that are over the age of 30 has gum disease.

Gum disease – which is medically referred to as “periodontal disease” – is a chronic-based inflammatory disease that detrimentally impacts the gum tissue that aid in the support of the teeth. If it is not treated, it can result in decay and tooth loss.

In recent years, laser therapy has been referred to as an ideal treatment for this devastating disease. Continue reading to learn more.

Early Stage Treatment

If your dentist has determined that you are in the early stages of gum disease, they will typically go through the process of deep cleaning the teeth. First, your mouth will be sectioned off into multiple quadrants. The gums within each quadrant will be numbed – one section at a time.

Then, the dental professional will engage in a process known as “scaling & root planing”. Essentially, this means that the areas below the gum line will be thoroughly cleaned to remove bacteria, debris, and germs from the area.

Unfortunately, bacteria and debris may still find its way into these areas after this process. Which means the early stage treatment may not be effective.

The Next Step

If the early treatment does not work or your gum disease is advanced, the dentist will likely recommend surgery. This is where laser therapy comes into play. Laser therapy helps to preserve and regenerate gum tissue so that the bone may develop strength.

Laser therapy uses a special light that targets and completely destroys the bacteria that contributes to the development of gum disease. The warmth of the light emitted from the laser helps to heat up the stem cell that contains the blood in the area below the gum line.

This creates a tissue-based sealant on the root of the tooth. It disinfects the area and the healing process initiates. The laser also helps to encourage the growth of new tissue, new collagen, and new bone.

The Benefits

There are many benefits to using laser periodontal therapy in Wichita to treat gum disease. The following outlines these advantages:

  1. When laser therapy is used, there is no need for the gum tissue to be cut. Due to the fact that cutting is not required, this process also limits the amount of bleeding that a patient experiences.
  2. Laser therapy is considered to be a non-invasive procedure that only requires the area to be numbed. There is no need for anesthetics.
  3. This procedure is considered to be very safe and is appropriate for all patients – even those on blood thinners or those that suffer from other health conditions, such as hemophilia.
  4. The healing time is very short. In fact, most are considered healed within just 24 hours.
  5. 98% of all patients will read long-lasting results, even after periods of 5 years and longer.

 

If you have gum disease, there is hope. We can quickly resolve the issue with laser therapy. Contact us today for more information: 316-330-4050

Recent Posts