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Laser Gum Treatment

If you have gum disease or know someone who does, you are not alone. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, affects 75% of American adults. The severity ranges slight to severe. Millions of teeth are lost every year because of gum disease. And with tooth loss, a multitude of other problems raise their ugly head.

By the way, if your gums bleed when you brush or floss, you have a case of gum disease. Bleeding from your gums is NOT normal even if it seems to occur every time you brush or floss. The bleeding itself is a result of inflammation.

Just How Bad Is Gum Disease?

Whether you have a slight case or a severe case, all periodontal disease causes inflammation that affects just not your teeth, but the rest of your body. In the highest halls of learning in universities and outstanding medical facilities such as the Cleveland Clinic, inflammation that comes from the oral cavity is implicated in increasing the severity of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, low energy levels, premature births, low birth weight babies and other inflammatory diseases. Rates of cancer increase in some cases (36% increase in lung cancer, 63% in pancreatic cancer, 50% increase in certain blood cancers, 40% increase in kidney cancer.) Diabetes increases periodontal disease risks 270-400%. Periodontal disease increases the severity of diabetes and makes it harder to control. Modern cardiology and orthopedic centers refuse to treat those with uncontrolled periodontal disease because they know it reduces their success rates.

 What Makes Laser Therapy So Effective?

Using high technology like dental lasers designed for treating gum disease has several advantages:

1.     Eliminates or reduces the number of bacteria that cause gum disease to almost un-measureable levels.

2.     Maintains the gum tissue levels

3.     Avoids traditional surgery (although it is still sometimes needed.)

4.     Reduces pain of treatment typically.

5.     Increases speed of post treatment healing

6.     Reduces the causes of inflammation

7.     Can decrease the sensitivity of the teeth to hot or cold.

Who is a Candidate?

If you have bleeding gums, loose teeth, chronic bad breath that won’t go away or have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, you could be a candidate for this therapy. Laser gum therapy helps remove and reduce inflammation, improve healing and make an environment for the body’s natural healing to occur.

Often other therapies will be instituted along with the laser to improve the tissue and control disruptive bite force that can worsen the disease and prevent healing.

What’s Next?

Contact us or call (804) 417-4835 right away to speak with one of our helpful team trained to assist you, get your questions answered and set up an appointment.