Non-Surgical Laser Gum Treatment
Effective, Non-Surgical Solutions for Gum Disease
If you have sore, swollen or bleeding gums, you may be one of the millions
of Americans with
periodontal disease, the major cause of tooth loss in adults. Periodontal disease starts off
as plaque, but as time goes by the plague begins to harden, forming into
tartar or calculus. Calculus deposits provide an environment where bacteria
grow, leading to infection of the gums and often bad breath and a bad
taste in the mouth.
If gingivitis is left untreated, the condition progresses to periodontitis,
which is a far more serious form of the disease. With periodontitis, periodontal
pockets formed, and as a result separating the teeth from the gums and
the supporting bone structure. When the condition is left untreated, the
pockets deepen, eventually resulting in tooth loss and the possible need
for dentures or
Suffering from gum disease? Turn to our San Diego cosmetic dentist.
Dr. Roya Mirkhan uses the revolutionary alternative to traditional invasive
gum surgery. With the use of cutting-edge laser technology, Dr. Roya Mirkhan
can repair damage from plaque and tartar buildup and get rid of infection
by closing up the pockets. In the past the only way to close deep pockets
were with sutures, but today by using a safe and minimally-invasive laser,
patients can enjoy the technological improvement over standard gum surgery.
The treatment is initiated with the traditional scaling and root planing
to remove the plaque and tartar buildup, then the procedure is immediately
followed with the laser where the laser decontaminates the pocket to eliminate
the bacteria and diseased tissues, leaving the healthy gum tissue intact.
In cases where the patient has suffered bone loss, the procedure can help
stimulate bone regeneration. With laser gum treatment, it improves the
chances of saving and restoring teeth that may otherwise need to be extracted.
Effective, Non-Surgical Treatment Option
Lasers are an effective approach used to treat gum disease and are a comfortable,
non-surgical treatment option. With proper homecare and patient participation,
laser procedures can often greatly improve oral health and alleviate infection,
thus reducing the health risks associated with gum disease.
Learn more about the benefits of non-surgical laser gum cleaning:
Call our office to arrange a free consult with Dr. Roya Mirkhan in San Diego!