One of the more effective advances in dental technology in recent years has been the use of lasers in a variety of procedures. Lasers are convenient and effective, achieving quicker results and causing less pain to patients. One of the ways Dr. L. C. Chilimigras uses lasers at Lakeview Dental Care is to treat gum disease.
Gum disease is an infection caused by bacteria in the mouth. It eventually causes gums to recede from the teeth, resulting in pockets and exposed tooth roots. Treatments to address these issues have traditionally been done with scalpels and sutures, but those days are over.
First, our dentist will use a laser to remove any infection and unhealthy gum tissue from periodontal pockets. Then he can also use it to disinfect the entire area. The laser can kill off any bacteria or toxins that may re-infect the gums. Gum tissue is restored to its regular place on tooth roots and sealed with a fibrin clot.
One of the perks of laser dentistry is it causes less bleeding than traditional techniques. This means it is great for people with bleeding disorders, diabetes, or who are on blood thinners. It also means a reduced recovery time after the procedure and less discomfort during it. It also reduces the possibility of infection
If you have gum disease that needs treatment, consider using a laser. To learn more about laser dentistry and the specifics of our various periodontal treatments, please call our dental office in Battle Creek, MI, today.