New treatment for gum disease by holistic dentist in Clearwater, FL
About gum disease
Gum disease, formally known as periodontal disease, is quite common among adults. Caused by plaque and bacteria that grows under the gum line or between teeth where you cannot reach with a brush and dental floss, gum disease is often signaled by symptoms such as sore, red, swollen, or bleeding gums. Various gum disease forms are ranging from mild, called gingivitis, to more severe, known as periodontitis.
New treatment for gum disease
While gingivitis can be treated with non-invasive methods such as deep cleaning and mouth rinse, the more advanced a person’s gum disease is, the more likely they may need to undergo oral surgery.
Until recent years, gum surgery was the process of lifting the gums away from the teeth and bone, removing the plaque or infection, and then suturing the gums tightly back into place. However, now Dr. Beata A. Carlson and her associates offer new technology with more comfort using laser gum surgery. Using the laser device, instead of incisions and stitches, offers patients a gentle, less costly, and more efficient treatment.
How laser treatment works
The laser treatment works by delivering an exact amount of light energy, using a small fiber inserted into the pocket between the teeth and the gums. The light reduces bacteria and removes infected tissue. The procedure also includes gently cleaning tartar from the root’s surface using small, professional tools.
Each patient’s treatment is specific and customized to the individual. Some patients only need one session, while others may have to return for follow up or repeat sessions to achieve the best results. Dr. Beata A. Carlson and her associates keep your comfort and wellness first and foremost as they perform the procedure. While the process itself is
pain-free, a local anesthetic is often used to ensure that the patient stays comfortable.
Benefits of laser gum therapy
Laser gum therapy offers patients many benefits, including:
- Less bleeding and faster healing – laser treatment is less invasive than traditional gum disease treatment; patients experience less bleeding and quicker recovery.
- Patient optimization – gum disease comes in various shapes and sizes. With laser therapy, dentists can adjust the laser beam’s wavelengths and power, giving them the most amount of control over the treatment.
- Preserves healthy gum tissue – because laser treatment is precise, the dentist can target the treatment to only the damaged areas.
Clearwater dentist explains how implants can replace missing teeth.
The field of dentistry is continually changing. We see it in treatments for missing teeth like dentures, which are more natural-looking now than ever before.
We see changes in orthodontics with the growing popularity of clear braces. We also see it with laser gum treatment that can target and eliminate gum disease. Dr. Beata A. Carlson and her associates of Natural Dentistry in Clearwater, FL, have helped their patients find the right preventive and restorative treatment for many years.
We help our patients understand the causes, common symptoms, and treatment for gum disease.
At Natural Dentistry, Dr. Beata A. Carlson and her associates help their patients find their unique best treatment path. To learn more about dental implants, call the Natural Dentistry office today at 727-888-6929.