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. Gum disease can be painless, so it is important to be aware of any following symptoms:
- Swollen, red, tender or bleeding gums
- Visible pus surrounding the teeth or gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Traditional Method
Traditional periodontal surgery involves the use of a scalpel to cut and push back the gums to access the root of the tooth, to do root cleaning, bone shaping, and then stitching the gums back together at a lower level.
- Laser Gum Treatment
Using advanced laser technology, laser gum treatment doesn’t cause swelling of excessive pain the way conventional methods do. It is less invasive, less painful, and offer faster recovery. Lasers can target the infected areas precisely and accurately.
Laser treatment is a not only tissue preserving, but also regenerative and bone building. It allows concentration on the diseased tissues, while preserving the healthy tissues to aid healing.
Maintaining a good oral hygiene is one of the most crucial step to prevent gum inflammation or any recurrence of it. Drop by Beverly Wilshire Dental Centre for regular scheduled oral check-ups to ensure that your gums and teeth are at their optimum condition