At Natural and Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand how important it is for patients to get the care they need safely and reliably. When patients have received a definitive diagnosis of periodontal disease, they need to act as soon as possible to keep it from becoming a more serious problem. Clearwater, FL area patients can speak to our dentist about laser gum treatment benefits, readily available as an in-office procedure.
Understanding the dangers of periodontal disease for one’s oral health
Periodontal disease, which is sometimes referred to as gum disease, is a condition that starts in the gum tissues. The infection is caused by bacteria that develop due to poor oral hygiene. These bacteria can cause gum tissues to become inflamed, swollen, and bleed. The first stage of periodontal disease is called gingivitis. At this stage, laser gum treatment can be performed to target the bacteria in the mouth and treat the infection at the source. It can help in reversing the condition and bringing the smile back to health. However, if patients fail to get a proper diagnosis in the earliest stages and leave the situation to worsen, it can become a more serious issue. Patients will experience jawbone loss, gum tissue shrinkage, and even loose or lost natural teeth. These later stages of periodontal disease require more invasive and aggressive procedures to control the infection and maintain one’s oral health. Reconstructive procedures are often considered once the condition is under control, including tooth replacement options.
Periodontal disease is not just an infection in the mouth. Studies continue to show that the condition causes infection to spread throughout the body via the bloodstream. It can host other medical problems for a patient, including the spread of infection and inflammation to the organs. Patients who have periodontal disease are at a much higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease issues and may have an increased risk of strokes. Pregnant women with periodontal disease are also at a higher risk of experiencing preterm labor or low birth weights if they do not seek assistance in treating this infection.
What can I expect from laser gum treatment with Dr. Beata A. Carlson and her Associates?
Laser gum treatment is a more comfortable option for patients who may otherwise need to have scaling and root planing procedures. This procedure is a more invasive treatment that has been done for patients with late-stage periodontal disease and can be incredibly uncomfortable. However, laser therapies such as this:
- Provide comfort for patients
- Provide precision treatment and significant improvement in controlling the infection
- Reduce bleeding and recovery time for most procedures
- Offer an effective manner of reducing bacteria with laser light
Are you interested in learning more about treatment options for periodontal disease?
Contact Dr. Beata A. Carlson and her associates at Natural and Cosmetic Dentistry in Clearwater, Florida, to discuss the benefits of treating periodontal disease with holistic and laser treatments. Her practice, conveniently located at 1825 Sunset Point Rd, and is accepting new patients. Call 727-888-6523 today.
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