Periodontitis is often known as ‘Gum Disease’ and is a very common condition in which the gums and deeper periodontal structures become inflamed. This inflammation of the gums, which usually takes the form of redness, swelling and a tendency to bleed during tooth brushing, is the body’s response to certain bacteria that have been allowed to accumulate on the teeth. Although part of the body’s defence system, this inflammatory response can eventually cause serious damage. If left unchecked, the inflammation can spread down below the gums and along the roots of the teeth, causing destruction of the periodontal ligament and the supporting bone. This ultimately leads to the loosening and potential loss of the teeth.
Our treatments include:
– Non-surgical treatment (scaling, root planning, local drug delivery)
– Periodontal surgery
– Cosmetic gum surgery
Advantages of laser dentistry when treating gum disease
– Procedure is minimally invasive and precise with no cutting and suturing
– Discomfort is considerably less during and after surgery as compared to standard surgeries
– Fewer visits required to the dentist as compared to traditional surgeries
– Shrinkage of the gums is minimal, following the treatment as compared to the traditional surgery
– Less or no swelling caused after surgery
– Faster recovery – usually within 24 hours
Procedure is very safe for patients with health concerns such as diabetes, hemophilia, or those taking medications such as aspirin.