As many of you know, I have become very involved with the use of the lasers in dentistry. Currently I am active in the Academy of Laser Dentistry as well as the World Clinical Laser Institute. Lasers have revolutionized the treatment of periodontal (gum) disease. Patients that had been treated in the past with gum surgery and extractions can now be treated with laser energy.
Periodontal disease is the progressive loss of gum tissue and bone as a result of inflammation caused by bacteria. This inflammation can also effect general and cardiovascular health. Dental lasers have been shown to reduce the amount of bacteria in the gums that cause this inflammation and bone loss. The laser also promotes reattachment of the gum tissue to the tooth (reducing the periodontal pocket). Best of all, it is virtually painless. Please call to discuss this exciting new treatment option.