Dental cleaning is part of preventive dental care. Cleaning involves several procedures that help get rid of food debris in the parts of the teeth and gums. It is advised that patients visit their family dentist at least once in every six months to have their oral cavity cleaned and nurtured. Cleanings address several issues of the enamel and gums. While traditional cleanings help remove stains and surface debris, laser dental cleanings are a more robust method of eliminating disease-causing bacteria that may contribute to oral conditions such as gum disease.
Gum disease is an infection of the gums that could have severe consequences to the tissues and bones of the teeth. This disease can be easily treated with deep cleaning techniques.
What is Laser Cleaning?
Laser dental cleaning is a non-surgical, regenerative, tissue-preserving means by which the dentist treats gum disease and other chronic conditions of the gums. The dentist would use the benefit of a laser to reach out to gum pockets and address its infection. Removal of the infected tissue exposes the roots of the teeth. This helps the dentist to quickly remove debris or calculus instead of using dental tools to scrape them out.
What are the benefits of laser cleaning?
Prevents intense bleeding:
Usually, patients who suffer from gingivitis are prone to bleeding and loss of bone tissue. The use of laser technology to treat the disease not only removes the bacteria that contribute to gingivitis but also kills it. This also reduces bleeding and swelling.
Laser treatment can be customized to give patients the kind of treatment they want. Based on the severity of the gum disease, the dentist can adjust the intensity and wavelengths.
Lesser Treatment Time:
Post laser treatment, the time taken to heal the tissues of the gums are much shorter. This means shorter healing time, and the patient would recover much faster.
Being a non-surgical method of treating gum disease, the use of lasers produce results with no pain, discomfort, or pressure.
Preserves Healthy Tissues:
Lasers treat severe cases of gum disease by destroying the disease-causing bacteria while ensuring to preserve the healthy parts of the gums and teeth.
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