The latest technology for gum disease uses a laser. Periodontal or gum disease occurs when bacteriareaches below the gum line; thiscausesthe attachment between the gum and tooth to become loose. If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause tooth loss.Three out of four Americans have some form of periodontal disease and only 3 out of 100 will ever get treated before its too late.
The laser gently disinfects and evaporates diseased tissues from around the tooth and inside the gum pocket. This treatment interrupts the bacterial destruction of the tissues and bone, giving the gum pocket a chance to heal. This new laser therapy is gentle, less painful, and has a quick recovery. While surgery may still be indicated for severely advanced periodontal cases, laser therapy is a much moreeffective and comfortable option for beginning to moderate periodontal cases.