LASER ASSISTED PERIODONTAL THERAPY
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Laser Pocket Reduction is an advanced, non surgical method for treating Periodontal disease also known as "Gum disease". Laser Pocket Reduction is very different from traditional methods of periodontal gum surgery involving scalpels, stitches and bleeding. When being treated with the Laser, most patients experience little or no recovery time, minimal discomfort and are even able to return to daily activities the very same day.

Periodontal Disease is an infection of the gums and the bone that surround the teeth. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. The main cause of Gum disease is the constant accumulation of plaque and bacteria around the teeth. If the bacteria and plaque are not removed with brushing, flossing and professional dental cleanings, they produce toxins which cause bleeding and swelling of the gums, and the gums begin to detach from the tooth creating a pocket. If the bacteria are left in the pocket, this can destroy the bone and eventually cause tooth loss.

Before the advent of lasers, dentists could attempt to "control" the disease by more frequent professional hygiene appointments; however, for the average person, this is difficult to maintain. The pockets will continue to increase, and often leads to painful scalpel surgery.

The combination therapy between hygiene visits and Laser treatments, will allow your gum tissue to reattach and become healthy and strong, while shrinking the pockets. The goal with Laser Pocket Reduction is to stabilize your tissue and prevent any further bone loss, helping you retain your healthy teeth and prevent tooth loss.

Most clients visit us for just a short 1 hour visit and can then return to their daily routine.