Laser Treatment and Gum Disease


Gum Disease is a constant cycle caused by certain bacteria. The bacteria causes infection, the infection causes inflammation, the inflammatory response causes damage to the tissues supporting the teeth. Using the Laser Treatment to kill the bacteria between the gums and the teeth interrupts this cycle. The elimination of the bacteria allows the infection to heal and the inflammation to subside. The bacterial population will return after several weeks so we often recommend three to four month maintenance visits for scaling and repeat laser treatments.

Good home care is the other integral weapon to managing gum disease.

By Heather