Stopping Gum Disease With Laser Technology
What Is Gum Disease?
Dental implants provide numerous advantages over other tooth replacement options. Unlike dental bridges, dental implants do not require healthy teeth to be present to support the restoration. Dental implants only need proper jawbone density to remain secure and strong, where they will, in turn, provide stimulation to keep the bone healthy. Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanently secured into your jawbone, where the implant posts act like artificial roots. They are permanently fixed and stable enough to restore over 99% of your natural biting and chewing power. For this reason, implants are one of the preferred tooth replacement solutions. Best of all, virtually all patients who come to Garazi Periodontics & Dental Implants are candidates for dental implants!
What Is Gum Disease?
Having an understanding of gum disease is integral to making informed decisions that support your oral and overall health. Gum tissue is one of the most important parts of your mouth, supporting your teeth and jawbone while creating a barrier against bacteria. The earliest stage of gum disease, called gingivitis, occurs when bacteria in your mouth cause gum inflammation. Good oral hygiene at home and regular professional dental cleanings can often reverse early gum disease. While the #1 cause of gum disease is poor oral hygiene, other risk factors include:
Take Care Of Your Gums To Protect Your Health
When plaque is left to accumulate on your teeth, it hardens into tartar and releases bacterial toxins that irritate the gum tissue. If left untreated, your gums begin to pull away from your teeth, and periodontal pockets form. When bacteria infiltrate these pockets, this can result in an infection that damages your bone and connective tissue. If left to progress, gum disease can cause damage to your gum tissue, bone, and teeth, and you may lose your teeth!
Treating Gum Disease With Laser Therapy
If you’re experiencing symptoms of gum disease, we encourage you to schedule an appointment as soon as possible for LANAP in Miami, FL. Unlike traditional osseous surgery to treat gum disease, LANAP doesn’t require scalpels, incisions, or sutures, so the risk of infection during recovery is minimal. After numbing the area with a local anesthetic, Dr. David Garazi uses the PerioLase MVP-7 laser over areas of your infected gum tissue to eliminate infection and harmful bacteria, then close the gap between your teeth and gums so bacteria can’t enter. Most patients at Garazi Periodontics & Dental Implants choose LANAP because it offers many advantages over traditional approaches. In fact, even patients who avoided dental treatment or experienced problems with traditional surgery in the past are willing to undergo LANAP gum surgery. Studies show that several months after LANAP treatment, most patients see a significant reduction in the depth of their periodontal pockets.
A Complete Transformation
Gum disease is treated in one to two visits
No need for scalpels or sutures
Minimal bleeding and swelling
Quick, virtually pain-free recovery
Little to no tooth root sensitivity
Less gum recession
Promotes growth of healthy tissue