Laser Therapy Treatment for Gum Disease for Fairfax Patients
Gum disease affects millions of people around the United States, with approximately half of the adult population experiencing some level of gum disease, according to the American Academy of Periodontology.
With gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) being such an epidemic, it’s important that patients understand available treatment options to combat this growing problem.
Why laser gum therapy?
While scaling and root planing may be more traditional treatment measures for treating periodontal disease, recently lasers have been shown to be just as effective, according to the American Academy of Periodontology.
Here is how laser gum therapy can help fight periodontal disease:
- Helps teeth that are loose shifting (keeps bacteria from settling in)
- Helps treat swollen or bleeding gums
- Helps in the treatment of chronic, recurring infections
- Helps minimize bone loss around dental implants or implant supported dentures
- Provides a great alternative to patients looking for a minimally-invasive treatment procedure
Signs of periodontal disease that need laser therapy
Here are a few signs that may present themselves if you are suffering from periodontal disease:
- Angry, red gums
- Swollen or bleeding gums
- Teeth that hurt due to surrounding gum tissue
- Heightened sensitivity to hot or cold foods
- Intense pain or uncomfortable feeling while chewing
- Receding gums (teeth appear to be “longer”)
And much more. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, and live in or around the Fairfax area, it is important to schedule a consultation immediately with our dentists at Smiles at Fairfax Corner by calling our office at 703-691-5247.
What should you do now?
It’s important to understand that periodontal disease is caused by bacteria in the mouth, meaning that dental hygiene and routine cleanings are essential to keeping gum disease at bay. Periodontal disease is chronic, meaning that it can happen again and again, and is something that you must watch out for.
If you think you may be suffering from periodontal disease, or want to learn more about laser gum therapy and your treatment options in Fairfax, please call our office today to schedule your appointment. We look forward to seeing you, and to helping you get gum disease treatment with laser therapy.