The leading cause of gum disease is from poor oral hygiene. Poor oral hygiene causes an overgrowth of bacteria which leads to gum disease and could lead to tooth decay.
With 85% of the population having gum disease caused by bacteria, let's talk about how laser treatment could be the best bacteria killer.
Benefits of Lasers to Killing BacteriaLasers are an energy source that produce a small light that can be used as a cleaning tool or a cutting tool and most importantly a bacteria killer. The laser and the wave length used will determine the procedure. This is most commonly used for removing bacteria or reshaping the gum tissue. The laser is able to focus on a smaller area.
Lasers can be more effective than standard dental tools. This could mean fewer office visits in situations of severe bacteria buildup on teeth. Plus, increased efficacy allows you to spend less time in the dental chair, meaning less lost wages, and more money saved in the long run.
Lasers can actually save our teeth.
When used to repair gum lines because it is less invasive, this can speed up the recovery process and reduce the chance of infection. This procedure is also less painful and can cut out some use of anesthesia. Some people who have laser gum work done say that it is completely painless, enabling them to have the work done with zero anesthesia.
This may be the next big thing and something to keep in mind for your next office visit. Talk to your dentist to find out if laser treatment is right for you. Laser treatment could save you a lot of time and money in the long run and is great for deep cleaning and reversing gum disease.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (206) 232-3600 today.