Laser Gum Treatment
Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is caused by bacteria in plaque. If not consistently removed, this bacteria builds up, infecting your teeth, gums, and eventually the bone that supports your teeth – a common cause of tooth loss. This disease has three stages of progression: gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis; the longer the disease has to advance, the more damage it causes.
Using advanced laser technology, laser gum treatment doesn’t cause swelling of excessive pain the way conventional methods do. Lasers allow concentration on the diseased tissues, while preserving the healthy tissues to aid healing.
- Painful or tender gums
- Swelling in the gums
- Soft gums
- Gums become dusky red instead of healthy pink
- Gums bleed after brushing or flossing teeth
- Brush at least twice a day using fluoride toothpaste. Clean all sides of your teeth, and also brush your tongue. Plaque on the tongue can cause bad breath and is an ideal environment for bacteria. If you can’t brush, chew sugar-free gum, especially one with xylitol.
- Use an antiseptic mouthwash, or a fluoride or antiplaque mouthwash.
- Floss once a day. Any type of floss works, so choose a type you like. Curve the floss around each tooth into a U-shape, and gently slide it under the gum line. Move the floss firmly up and down several times to scrape off the plaque.
- Have regular dental check up.
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