Gum disease impacts millions of smiles, in fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, over half of adults over the age of 30 have some stage of periodontal disease. For patients in North Hollywood, CA, with the disease, we may offer treatment employing advanced technology. How do lasers combat gum disease, and what benefits will this technology offer?
When Do I Need Periodontal Maintenance?
You may need to see your dentist for treatment if you notice any major changes to your gums. For example, if your gums appear red, feel sore, or bleed easily when you brush or floss, this could indicate the presence of inflamed tissue or possibly the early stages of gum disease. You should see us right may for a diagnosis. Using advanced technology, we can identify the presence of the disease and recommend treatment to help manage it. If you attend regular checkups and cleanings then we can often identify the issue in the earliest stages, often before you begin to experience these symptoms. Remember, without treatment, periodontal disease could lead to tooth loss in the advanced stages, so treatment is key for safeguarding the health, beauty, and stability of your smile.
How Does the BIOLASE® Epic X Laser Help?
For minor cases, we may be able to reverse inflammation or manage gum disease with a deep cleaning, a procedure that employs an ultrasonic scaling device to remove all plaque from the teeth and roots. However, if you have an advanced case, then we may employ laser dentistry. The BIOLASE® Epic X laser employs a soft-tissue laser to remove infected gingival tissue without the use of a scalpel. As a result, we remove the tissue with greater precision and accuracy. Lasers also instantly cauterize the area, which means little risk of bleeding or infection, or damage to healthy tissue. The healing time is faster and often, we don’t even need anesthesia for the procedure. Healthy gum tissue can adhere to the teeth, closing pockets and allowing us to successfully manage the disease and protect your smile from tooth loss.
Smile Care Following Treatment
We will provide detailed instructions for the hours and days following the procedure to facilitate a fast and complication-free healing period. We will also recommend daily maintenance to help safeguard your gums and protect your smile! If you have any questions, then please contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Laser Dentistry?
From periodontal treatments to cosmetic and restorative care, we can use advanced technology to transform your smile. For more information on dental laser treatment, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smile in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.