February 12, 2016
Gum disease is a common condition in American, with the American Academy of Periodontology reporting 65 million Americans over the age of 30 have gum disease according to evidence from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, the same study from 2012 reports gum disease increases by 70 percent in adults over 65 years of age. Gum disease is easily preventable with proper dental care, however, even then, it’s not uncommon to have some form of gum disease. When left untreated, gum disease can cause complications. With laser dentistry in OKC, we help treat and repair the damage from gum disease.
What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease occurs when the gum tissue becomes inflamed, which can eventually lead to tooth loss. It can range from simple inflammation to more severe cases causing tissue and bone loss. Periodontal disease is the result of bacteria in the mouth that sits on the teeth in the form of plaque. If the plaque isn’t removed, it continues to wreak havoc in the mouth.
Gingivitis is a minor form of periodontal disease that causes the gums to become red, swollen, and they may often bleed. Thankfully, it can be reversed with proper dental hygiene and regular cleanings by the dentist.
When gingivitis is left untreated, it leads to periodontist, which occurs when the gums began to pull away from the teeth. This causes the open space to become infected. When left untreated, the bacteria and infection can advance below the gum line The bacteria and toxins from the infection will lead to the breakdown of connective tissue and bone. As a result, the tooth and tissue supporting the tooth can become destroyed, ultimately leading to tooth loss.
When gum disease has progressed to the point it has led to the separation of the gum and deformations of the gum line, laser therapy can be used to treat the abnormalities to decrease the risk for further complications. Using laser treatment with qualified Oklahoma City laser dentistry, you’ll see a huge improvement in the appearance and health of your gums.
Laser Dentistry in OK City
Lasers have been used for many years in modern dental practices. As technological advancements and innovations continue, the number of conditions and dental procedures lasers are able to aid continues to grow. Now, using lasers for gum disease provides a less invasive form of treatment for more comfortable procedures with less risk and pain.
Laser therapy is effective for reducing the pocket size caused from gum disease while contouring the gum line. The lasers for gum disease offer microscopic precision for extremely detailed work for less damage to surrounding tissues while producing better results. In addition, the lasers disinfect and cauterize the area for decreased risk for infection and less bleeding.
Dr. Joe Isaacson has provided exceptional dental care using state-of-the-art technologies to enhance patient comfort while offering the latest innovations in dentistry. As a result, he uses laser dentistry in OK City. We’ll care to your needs to give you a healthier, more attractive smile.
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