Periodontitis is one of the most serious gum diseases that can have a significant impact on one’s oral health and aesthetics. Thousands of Americans get diagnosed with some sort of gum disease every year. Surprisingly, more than three-quarters of them get diagnosed with it at least once in their lifetime, and sadly, only 3% of them get treated for it at the right time.
How is periodontitis caused?
Periodontitis is most often caused due to the accumulated plaque and tartar on the surface of the teeth. The microbes in the deposits release harmful acids that can infect the gums and lead to their decay. Other causes include external trauma to the gums that goes untreated, poor oral health, root canal infection, etc.
What are its symptoms?
- Bleeding of gum tissues
- Release of pus
- Receding of gums
- Pain and swelling in the gums
- Loosening of teeth from their sockets
- Bone deterioration
- If left untreated for a long time, the microbes in the infected gums can get circulated through the blood vessels and even lead to heart problems.
Laser Periodontal Therapy
Traditional treatment methods can be highly painful and involve serious healing time. The infected tissues will be cut and removed surgically and would be stitched up using sutures. The risk of the site of surgery getting infected is high and eating spicy and hot foods wouldn’t be recommended.
With Laser Therapy, pain during the treatment procedure is reduced significantly. The laser vaporizes the infected tissues around the teeth and in the gum pockets. After the removal of the infected tissues, the gum pockets heal naturally, thereby improving the health of the gums. Since there are no cuts, the laser removes the tissues and instantly seals the wound, eliminating the chances of bleeding. It is regarded as much effective, conservative, and comfortable compared to its obvious alternative.
To know more about laser periodontal therapy, call us at (510) 656-4400 or schedule an online appointment with our dental professionals at our office in Newark, CA. We will be happy to help.