It’s estimated that over half of American adults have some degree of gum disease. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, while periodontitis and advanced periodontitis are the more severe stages. Gingivitis can often be reversed simply by regular brushing and flossing and making sure to visit the dentist twice a year for cleanings.
Gum Disease and advanced periodontitis typically need a targeted approach from your dentist. Typical treatment includes scaling and root planing at the dentist’s office. This non-surgical procedure cleans the tartar, plaque and bacteria from the tooth and near the gum tissue. The soft tissue around the teeth may need to be reshaped or treated to ensure that the teeth are stable.
Laser dentistry in Brevard, NC is one approach to treating gum disease. The infected tissue can be removed. While the root of the tooth is exposed, the calculus and plaque can be scraped off. The dentist will smooth out the root of the tooth that could attract bacteria. Laser therapy promotes healing because the area between the gum and root will regenerate during the healing process.
Why Laser Therapy?
At Water Oak Dental Group in Brevard, NC, our office uses the BIOLASE WaterLase iPlus 2.0™ and the Odyssey 2.5 Diode lasers for treatment options. We also offer sedation dentistry to patients who are especially anxious, but we find it is rarely needed. These lasers allow us to target the damaged tissue from gum disease while protecting the healthy tissue. The benefits include:
- Faster healing and recovery times
- Less damage to surrounding gum tissue
- Pediatric patients respond better because there is no shot
- Gums can be reshaped without grafting
- Treat gum disease by targeting the damaged tissue
- Less discomfort, bleeding and swelling
Don’t Let Your Gum Disease Go Untreated
Whether you have any stage of gum disease in Brevard, NC make an appointment today at Water Oak Dental for a dental cleaning and an assessment to see if you are a candidate for laser dentistry. Discuss treatment options with Dr. David S. Krishingner, Dr. Jeffret T. Root, Dr. Niklas Resla, or Dr. John Krishingner to find solutions to take care of your oral health to have a healthy and beautiful smile. Call or visit us online to make an appointment today!