Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease that affects the tissues that surround and support our teeth in position (the periodontium). When these tissues are “injured” and no treatment is undertaken, our teeth become increasingly mobile and are eventually lost. Periodontitis is one of the most common causes of tooth loss in adults.
Symptoms that usually accompany periodontitis include:
After evaluation of your periodontal condition, our dentists use a combination of scaling and root planing (deep cleaning), in which ultra-sonic and hand instruments are used to reach deeper below the gum line to remove contaminated debris, pus and bacteria. This is followed by a maintenance phase, in which the patient is re-called back to the clinic for re-evaluation and maintenance cleanings.
Laser-Assisted Periodontal Treatment
Although scaling and root planing is effective at removing plaque buildup of teeth in patients with periodontal disease, it does not eliminate all the bacteria that cause gum disease. When necessary, the treatment is supplemented with the use of, laser to effectively disinfect the pockets between the gum and the tooth root and remove any deposits that remained after the traditional treatment.
Our laser technology is precise, quick and painless. Its germicidal effect means that bacteria are removed, and existing biofilm on the tooth surface is dehydrated and deactivated. The integrated water supply cools the preparation site and also rinses out the removed deposits. Our laser technology also facilitates faster wound healing without postoperative complications.
If you think you suffer from periodontitis and wish to learn more about your condition and treatments available, call us for an appointment or request an appointment online.