September 22, 2016

At the beginning, gum disease is referred to as gingivitis, and symptoms may be minimal. Patients may notice a little bit of tenderness and bleeding around the gums when disease starts. Left untreated over time, gum disease becomes periodontitis, which can eventually cause missing teeth and bone deterioration. Fortunately, Dr. Hogan offers laser dentistry in Mt. Pleasant, SC to treat these conditions before they get out of control and affect the rest of the body.

Gum disease can be very dangerous, as the gums provide bacteria with an almost direct link into the bloodstream. This disease has been linked to obesity, high blood pressure and heart disease in many patients, illustrating the fact that taking care of your gums and teeth is vital to your overall health.

All About Treatment

We use a special laser in our office in order to treat gum disease. This makes it easy for you to get treatment faster and more conveniently. A local anesthetic is given in order to avoid major discomfort or pain during treatment like traditional gum surgeries. Dr. Hogan will treat one side of the mouth at a time in order to further minimize discomfort. The steps for treatment include:

  • Measurement of periodontal pockets
  • Bacteria removal with a laser light to remove bacteria and destroy infection
  • Tartar deposits are removed with a special tool
  • Laser removes any remaining bacteria and encourages clotting and blocks off any bacteria from entering the area again
  • Over time, the tissue will recompress against the tooth’s root surfaces naturally

Treatment for gum disease with a laser is fairly painless, and can improve the health of your mouth quickly and conveniently. When gum disease is advanced and it needs to be treated quickly, we can help.

Give Us a Call

Call us today to schedule an appointment to discuss which treatment options are right for your situation. We are happy to answer any questions you have at 844-836-4874.



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