People affected by advanced gum disease known as periodontitis often experience deterioration of the gums. Some of the more common symptoms related to the gums are inflammation and bleeding of the gums, recession of the gum line, and infections in the gums. The longer a person experiences advanced gum disease, the more they are at risk for gum loss.
Unfortunately, gum tissues is unlike the skin and it cannot repair itself. Once gum tissue is lost, the body cannot restore it back to its natural state. Fortunately, there have been advances in medical technology so that damaged gum tissue can be partially restored. A common technique for gum cleaning and restoration that we use in our offices is laser treatment.
What Is Laser Treatment?
Laser treatment may seem different. However, it is one of the only proven methods that can effectively restore gums. Laser treatment consists of three parts. First, the laser is used to kill the bacteria in the gums causing the gum infection. The powerful laser will make sure that all the harmful bacteria living underneath the gums are destroyed. Unlike other cleaning methods, lasers are particularly effective at cleaning the tight spaces around and underneath the gums. Next, we will use an ultrasonic drill to rid the gums of any stuck-on plaque around the root of the teeth and on the gums. This will ensure the gums can properly heal. Finally, the laser will be used again to stimulate stem cell growth in the gums. By doing this, we can make the gums grow back and heal.
While the growth from the energized stem cells won’t make your gums grow back completely, it will make them grow more than just a normal cleaning or no treatment at all. It is important to get the gums back to as close to normal as possible so that bacteria will not continue to grow underneath the gums and cause future problems. If you have any questions or would like to know if laser treatment is the right option for you, feel free to give our office a call and we can schedule a consultation for you.