Summerlin, Las Vegas, and Henderson Nevada
The periodontal laser is a high-tech piece of equipment that produces a concentrated beam of light. Through the use of fiber optics, the light removes infection and diseased gum disease from around your teeth.
During the procedure, the laser beam is used to sterilize the affected areas. It also seals off or cauterizes blood vessels to minimize bleeding and the possibility of infection. Periodontal laser therapy offers a much more comfortable experience for the patient during and after the procedure.
Lasers and Dentistry
Lasers are an effective way to treat problems with the soft tissues and present no significant danger to the patient. The laser itself is very low powered, which is necessary for performing delicate procedures. The controlled light and heat that comes from the laser destroy bacteria that may be present in periodontal pockets.
There are many benefits that come with the use of dental lasers:
- Less downtime and faster healing
- Less risk of infection
- Less bleeding
- Less sensitivity in the treated areas
- Less discomfort after the procedure
- Less time spent in the dentist’s office
Questions about Periodontal Disease
What is periodontal disease?
The word “periodontal” refers to the area around the tooth.
Periodontal disease is an infection that damages the gums and supporting bone. Periodontal disease comes in many forms including:
- Chronic periodontitis
- Aggressive periodontitis
- Necrotizing periodontal disease
Am I at risk for developing periodontal disease?
Anyone of any age can develop periodontal disease! Periodontal disease affects millions of people who often don’t even realize they have it. Some people are more likely to develop the disease than other. Some people a genetic predisposition for periodontal disease. People that smoker or chew tobacco are also have a greater risk to develop periodontal disease. If you have a systemic disease such as diabetes or are pregnant, then you are at a higher risk for developing periodontal disease.
It is important to take part in a thorough consultation and comprehensive examination at Inspire Dental of Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for a periodontal laser treatment. To learn more about laser dentistry in Las Vegas, Summerlin, and Henderson, NV, please schedule a consultation by calling (702) 331-4700 or Click Here.