Laser Hygiene Treatment
Dr. Rouah in Barrie offers laser treatments for cosmetic, hygiene and preventive dental treatments. Learn more about how laser treatment can be incorporated into your oral health routine.
Laser Gum Bacterial Reduction
The laser also stimulates healing with regard to infected and irritated tissues. During laser gum therapy, the laser is used at a low setting to destroy the bacteria in the gums which reduces bleeding and swelling.
The laser may also be used for managing generalized gum and periodontal disease. An additional advantage of diode laser technology is the ability to reduce pain and longevity associated with cold sores.
How Does Laser Bacterial Reduction Work?
When using laser therapy in combination with the ultrasonic instruments to treat oral infection, bleeding is reduced to a minimal amount. The laser therapy works by reducing the bacterial presence, thus decreasing the level of inflammation.
When an area is treated, bacterial activity that causes inflammation and eventual bone loss is interrupted, giving the tissues a chance to heal. This process allows the tissues to be disease-free to the point where tissues may even re-attach to the tooth and bring the pocket depth back to a normal or near-normal depth.
How Many Laser Treatments Will I Need?
Depending on the severity of the oral infection, a series of sessions of laser therapy will be recommended. Our dental hygienist will determine the exact number of sessions required based on the areas of bleeding, the pocket measurements and tissue integrity.
Patients generally report a decrease in gum sensitivity after laser treatment is completed. Additional treatment may be needed in the future to maintain gum health.
Quick, Comfortable and Minimal Discomfort!
Laser therapy is a non-invasive and reportedly comfortable procedure. In severe cases of periodontal disease, surgery may be indicated. However, with the use of laser therapy, we can often prevent the need for gum surgery.
Periodontal Disease - A Risk to Your Health
The Importance of Healthy Gums
Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is important to your overall health. Gum disease can pose a serious threat to your body and has been linked to the following condition:
- Heart and Stroke Disease
- Pre-term Births
- Low Birth Weight Babies
- Uncontrolled Diabetes
Laser Treatments Gum Recontouring
The Odyssey® Diode Laser represents modern laser technology designed for soft tissue modification as well as bacterial reduction treatment.
Inflamed, red and uneven gums compromise the complete appearance as well as the health of the teeth.
Laser gum recontouring is often a simple dental procedure that will adjust gum irregularities and enhance the overall visual appeal and dental health.
Nicely shaped healthy gums help you frame you teeth and enhance the overall appearance of your smile.