Periodontal bone disease is an infection of bone and supporting structures of your teeth. Before the age of 30, decay is the major reason for tooth loss and after age 30, bone disease is the major reason for tooth loss. It is estimated that over 80% of the adult population has periodontal disease to one degree or another.
A laser is a conservative, non-surgical treatment for your periodontal disease.
After removing the tartar and calculus a laser is used to selectively remove diseased or infected tissues lining the pockets around your teeth. At the same time the laser will kill the bacteria that cause your periodontal disease and promote healing of your gums around your teeth. Some lasers can help increase circulation and collagen formation at the bottom of your periodontal pockets and help revive or rejuvenate your attachment. This specialized treatment is usually performed multiple times over a period of a few weeks.
Uses for Lasers in Dentistry
- Herpetic Lesion removal (Cold Sores)
- Tooth desensitizing
- Incisional Biopsy
- Crown Lengthening
- Periodontal Tissue
- Therapy Bacteria Reduction
Using the diode laser in periodontal therapy offers distinct advantages:
- Precision of the laser allows removal of only diseased tissue.
- Bacterial elimination of the pocket.
- Laser provides simultaneous clotting of blood vessels for speedy recovery.
- Minimal, if any post-operative discomfort.
- Stimulation of bone-regenerating cells. For more information please visit the Academy of Laser Dentistry www.Laserdentistry.org