Laser Gum Therapy

Laser Treatment for Gum Disease

Everyday we use our teeth to chew and grind food. Without proper oral hygiene, like regular brushing and flossing, food, plaque, and bacteria accumulate around teeth and gums. As a result, accumulated food becomes hard or calcified and will cause gum inflammation which is noticed when gums bleed during brushing or flossing. Your dentist can help you overcome this matter by diagnosing proper cleaning. In many cases when the amount of calcified food buildup is tenacious, brushing or flossing is not the solution for removal. Scaling and root planning is required to remove calculus or tartar.

In addition to removing the calculus build up above and below the gum line, laser gum therapy is one of the most effective treatments in eradicating bacteria within the gums. The laser beam travels through the gum and with its specific wavelength it removes the diseased tissue inside the pocket. It kills the bacteria that cause gum infection while leaving healthy tissue unharmed. This also helps access and visibility for better removal of tartar and calculus from surfaces of the teeth. Once the bacteria is removed the area around the tooth is healthy and clean and the regeneration of gum tissue begins.