3 Reasons to Seek Out a Dentist in Chandler Who Provides Laser Gum Therapy
Do you have gum disease and require deep cleanings? If so, here are three reasons why you should seek out a dentist who performs laser gum therapy.
Chandler dentist Dr. Mark Arooni provides periodontal treatments to help his patients reduce their symptoms of gum disease. Laser tools are one of the ways Dr. Arooni makes periodontal treatments less traumatic and more efficient. Contact our Chandler AZ dental office to learn more about laser gum therapy with Dr. Arooni. Call us at 480-855-1200 for an appointment.
Why Do I Need Periodontal Care in Chandler?
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss, and most Americans over 35 have some form of gum disease, whether they are aware of it or not. In its initial state of gingivitis, gum disease is still reversible. By the time you are diagnosed with periodontitis, however, it cannot be cured. The only way to preserve the health of your teeth and gums (and hold on to your teeth) is with periodontal treatments that reduce the infection.
All gum disease treatments at Mark Arooni DDS aim to reduce the amount of bacteria colonizing the gum tissue. If we can keep infection levels low, this reduces the amount of damage to healthy gum tissue and preserves the health of the teeth, from crown to root. With regular treatments and excellent home care, gum disease patients have much better chances of avoiding tooth loss.
These treatments can start with basic debridement to remove plaque from the teeth and roots, but may also require deep cleaning, also called scaling and planing. With this treatment, your dentist and hygiene staff clean the teeth and gums of bacteria and plaque, including the spaces that have developed into periodontal pockets. In conjunction with improved home treatment, medication, and prescription rinses, the goal is to remove as much bacteria from the gums, and prevent it from coming back. Part of the treatment involves smoothing the roots of the teeth to give bacteria fewer spaces to hide.
Traditionally these treatments are carried out with metal dental instruments, and sometimes involve cutting the gum tissue back to expose the tooth roots, and suturing the gums tissue back in place afterwards.
Why Laser Gum Therapy is Better Than Traditional Treatments
The use of laser gum therapy is a huge technological advance in treating gum disease. It gives dentists a more precise tool for removing bacteria and damaged tissues and it gives patients a more efficient way to preserve the health of their teeth and gums.
- Laser therapy is less traumatic. The laser tools we use achieve more efficient removal of bacteria and plaque, with less trauma to the surrounding tissues. Think of it this way, rather than focusing on removing bacteria with brute force, the laser actually kills bacteria, and gently removes scar tissue from periodontal pockets.
- Patients recover faster from laser gum therapy. Traditional gum therapy requires a certain amount of recovery time, due to the harshness of the treatment. Not only are laser tools less damaging to healthy tissue, but the heat of the laser helps seal the tissues, preventing bacteria from re-invading the area. This reduces the risk of infection and promotes faster healing.
- Laser gum therapy makes gum surgery less necessary. Because the laser can access deeper into periodontal pockets than traditional tools, it can help you avoid the need for gingivoplasty. In some cases, laser gum therapy can prevent the need for more invasive gum surgery (and sutures) in the future.
Fighting gum disease may be an on-going struggle, but laser gum therapy is a less invasive treatment that can help make the process more efficient and comfortable for patients. Call Mark Arooni DDS in Chandler at 480-855-1200 for an appointment.