What is Laser Dentistry?
It is a medical treatment using extremely focused light energy. It’s been around since 1960 and actively been used in dentistry for 30 years. It is used in many dental treatments such as Canker sore and cold sore pain treatment, gum disease treatment, gum inflammation removal, gum reshaping, teeth whitening, and TMJ. A great thing about laser is there is minimal to no discomfort.
One of the great properties of lasers is photobiomodulation. The laser’s focused light stimulates a process called photobiomodulation, which increases cellular activity, making the cells release healing factors and more energy in the form of ATP. The results are pain relief, an accelerated healing process, and tissue regeneration.
Today, I want to talk about how we use lasers to effectively treat gum diseases.
Laser and gingivitis treatment
Gingivitis is an early onset of gum disease. It is gum inflammation from bacteria. If left untreated, it will lead to bone loss and more serious gum disease.
At Craycroft Prime Dental, gingivitis therapy also involves Laser Bacterial Removal. After the hygienist “sweep out” the bacteria and harden tartar buildup, the laser is used to kills bacteria. Think of when we clean the floor. What do we do first? We sweep out the trash as a hygienist does, then we also use disinfectants to kill germs on the floor. And that is what laser does.
Laser and gum disease treatment
As gum inflammation progress, it leads to bone loss and a more serious gum disease called periodontitis. This type of gum disease involves gum inflammation AND bond loss around teeth. If left untreated, it can lead to an abscess, pus, and teeth falling out.
At Craycroft Prime Dental, gum disease therapy also involves Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy. Just like described earlier, the hygienist first removes bacteria and hardens build-up. Laser is used to killing bacteria, like disinfecting the floor. Then the laser is used to remove infected gum tissue and stimulate healthy tissue back to teeth, which is very important for the health of gum.
Remember, the mouth is the gateway to our body and mirror to our health. Let us help you make and maintain your mouth healthy.