Over 50 percent of all Americans suffer from gum disease to some degree, but with regular dental hygiene visits and proper at-home care, this is an easily preventable disease. Gum disease occurs when bacteria and plaque from your teeth get below your gum line and infect the gum tissues, jawbone and tooth roots. If left untreated, you run the risk of losing teeth and bone in the jaw. Research has also connected gum disease to our systemic health, linking it to heart disease, some oral cancers and stroke. At Irie Dental Associates, we want you to live a long and happy life. That’s why we offer laser gum disease treatment in East Orange and Bloomfield, NJ to eliminate the bacteria and restore health to your mouth and body but to do so in the most minimally invasive and gentle way possible.
Our practice is committed to the latest in dental technology so we can offer our patients an improved experience with gentle treatment. Therefore, we have invested in advanced dental lasers for minimally invasive, gentle treatment of gum disease. Laser gum disease treatment uses precise laser light to remove harmful bacteria from the gums and bone without harming your healthy tissues. Instead of cutting the gums to gain access to deep periodontal pockets, our laser technology can reach hidden bacteria without scalpels or sutures. After the bacteria is removed with the laser, we gently remove plaque buildup around the teeth and smooth the surface encouraging gum reattachment. The biggest benefit of laser gum disease treatment is that there is no cutting or sutures involved and very minimal bleeding. The diseased tissue can usually be cleansed in one visit and patients are able to return to their daily routines faster. However, if gum disease has advanced past gingivitis it can never be fully eliminated, and routine periodontal maintenance visits are required to ensure it does not return. This typically involves a deep cleaning of the teeth and gums, but laser treatment can be a gentle alternative for these regular visits!
Laser gum disease treatment restores health to your mouth so you can keep smiling confidently. Treating gum disease early helps to prevent the destructive effects it has on your hard and soft tissues. Our doctors are skilled and certified in offering laser dentistry treatments and regularly participate in continuing education courses to learn new techniques and solutions. For those seeking a more traditional approach to gum disease treatment, or for cases of severe gum disease, we offer time-tested osseous surgery to eradicate the disease. While not as minimally invasive, osseous surgery is very effective at removing the disease, no matter how advanced it is.