Treating Your Gum Problems with Lasers
Lasers are quickly revolutionizing the way we practice dentistry, especially when it comes to treating periodontal disease and other gum issues. Gum disease has many stages, but must be addressed promptly and effectively before serious consequences result. Severe gum disease can lead to tooth loss as well as other health problems such as stroke, diabetes, heart disease and premature labor.
There are many types of lasers in dentistry, some that are used in oral surgery and others that improve orthodontics. However, treating gum disease has proved to be a highly effective use of lasers as well. Gilreath Dental Associates has adopted the diode laser technology to address both aesthetic and health concerns in the gums. The diode laser allows the dentist to recontour a patient’s gums without the need for a scalpel. Gum recontouring may be necessary either due to decay underneath or because the gums are uneven or overgrown. RDH Magazine reports, “ the many applications of diode lasers include crown lengthening procedures in cosmetic dentistry and for periodontal management by having a bactericidal effect on periodontal pockets.”
Choosing a dentist who is dedicated to using the latest dental technology can make a profound difference in the way you receive dental care. If you have gum problems that you want to address without a scalpel, consider diode laser therapy from Dr. Paul Gilreath. We look forward to helping you achieve your best smile using the most comfortable methods available.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Dental Associates