At Parkway Dental Care we offer state of the art laser gum treatment for patients with unhealthy gums. Gum health can be one of the most dangerous things to put off. When your periodontal health fails, it increases your chance of developing other health problems from respiratory infections to heart disease! Taking care of your gums can be easy when proper brushing and flossing habits are followed. However, when gum disease develops, getting treatment from your dentist is the only way to restore your periodontal health.
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is caused by a buildup of plaque in the mouth. Depending on the stage of gum disease, the gums can become inflamed or loosened and eventually cause tooth loss.
The first stage of the disease is called gingivitis. This stage is usually characterized by red, swollen gums that bleed easily. Bad breath and a bad taste in the mouth can also be signs of gingivitis. Untreated gingivitis can develop into periodontitis. This stage of gum disease means that the gums are so inflamed that they pull away from the teeth, creating pockets that become infected. When the body attempts to fight this infection, the bone and surrounding tissues are destroyed and can result in tooth loss.
What is Laser Gum Treatment?
At Parkway Dental Care, we offer laser gum treatment or LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Protocol). This painless and effective procedure treats periodontal disease. It is FDA-approved and more successful than any other gum treatment procedure.
How Does Laser Gum Treatment Work?
When you suffer from periodontal disease, bacteria and plaque irritate the gums surrounding the teeth. During laser gum treatment, small fibers are inserted in between the gums and the tooth. These fibers are tiny and only the width of three human hairs. The fibers use lasers to remove only the infected tissue but leaves healthy tissue untouched.
After the unhealthy tissue is removed, tiny tools are used to scrap away plaque from the surface and root of the tooth. The surrounding gums are sterilized and the pocket between the tooth and gums are sealed off to allow for healing. The procedure is painless, quick and extremely effective.
If you are suffering from gum disease, visit Parkway Dental Care to restore your gum health. For more information on choosing laser gum treatment or scheduling your appointment, visit us at our office or call us today at (407) 932-2273. Make an appointment online.
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