Periodontitis is an advanced form of gum disease and if you are at this point, it’s unlikely that you can prevent the condition but that you must treat it. Fortunately, dental technology has made it easier to treat gum disease with laser dentistry. Traditional treatment involved extensive, invasive surgery that could require weeks to heal, while Dr. Cueva offers laser dentistry treatment that keeps you safe from the risks of periodontitis.
Your oral health isn’t just about your mouth. Although the research is not conclusive in some areas, studies show that oral health is directly linked to your overall health. Gum disease is often linked to heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer and respiratory disease. Left untreated, periodontitis can cause serious problems with your entire body.
Those with periodontitis may have developed pockets between the gums and the teeth where food and plaque build-up and gather. If the condition is not treated, the teeth may eventually become so loose that they fall out, leaving you with gaps in your smile.
The Laser Treatment
Treatment for severe gum disease used to involve a gum graft which required several donor sites, scalpels, incisions and sutures. New technology now allows for a laser to do what incisions have done in the past. Small holes are made in the diseased area, and the laser moves the connective tissue and allows the periodontist to shift the gums to where they need to be. Collagen is then inserted to help the body heal and to hold the gums in place.
The Benefits of Laser Treatment
Patients choose laser dentistry because there is a faster healing time, instant results, no post-operative pain, no sutures, less discomfort, long-lasting results and little bleeding. This is an affordable, minimally-invasive procedure that makes the gums look like they should.
To learn more about this procedure or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cueva of the Texas Implant and Periodontic Center call today. We have locations in Allen, TX and Frisco, TX. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.