Lasers offer a revolutionary way to treat many gum issues, including gum disease, swollen gums, and bleeding gums. Dr. Archer Katz is specially-trained in laser gum therapy and can help you with this noninvasive, but effective, therapy. If you live in Emerson, Harrington Park, Old Tappan, Oradell, Westwood, or Paramus, New Jersey, call Emerson Dental Arts, or use the online booking tool to set up an appointment to find out more about laser gum treatment.
If your gums bleed when you brush or floss you probably have active gum (periodontal) disease. Why is this important? Periodontal disease is an active chronic infection that will cause the jaw bone to recede and lead to tooth loss. This is usually the reason people get dentures or implants to replace teeth that have been lost. There have been studies that show that periodontal disease can cause inflammation in and around the heart.
Periodontal disease starts out as gingivitis, or gum inflammation caused by plaque which collects on your teeth and attracts bacteria. These bacterium release harmful toxins which cause an inflammatory response in your gums. They can also cause bad breath. Left untreated, gingivitis may progress to full-blown gum disease.
The first step for treating the disease consists of scaling and root planning. This involves using dental instruments to remove the tartar and plaque from the teeth above and below the gum line so that the bacteria does not spread and healthy gum tissue can regenerate.
Laser treatment can also be used to access and remove infected gum tissue from around the tooth. It emits light energy that destroys bacteria and removes unhealthy gum tissue. The laser can stimulate the rejuvenation of healthy gum tissue.
Using a laser eliminates the need for you to go under general anesthesia, which is often the case during traditional gum surgery. Other benefits of laser treatment include:
Bleeding and swollen gums are the first signs of gum disease. Laser treatment helps eradicate the bacteria and provides a deep cleaning so that these symptoms subside. Then, with improved hygiene habits like twice-daily brushing and flossing and frequent professional cleanings, you can keep the gum disease at bay.
Emerson Dental Arts and best dentist near you, Dr. Katz, provides Laser Gum Treatment services in Emerson, NJ and surrounding areas. Please feel free to call our office or request an appointment online today.