Holistic Laser Dentistry
Do you suffer from chronic gum disease? Dr. George’s practice offers laser therapy for the treatment of periodontal diseases and we’ve seen tremendous results in patients who struggled for years to find the right treatment.
Laser therapy treatment is relatively new, but it is extremely effective in fighting gum disease.
Traditional treatments include antibiotics and even surgery, however both only provide temporary relief for most patients. The introduction of laser therapy has given dentists a tool that will decontaminate the gums through a quick and painless process that can be performed on a regular basis alongside a patient’s typical dental hygiene routine.
For treatment, tartar associated with inflamed and bleeding gums, is removed from the root surface of the tooth using an ultrasonic scaler and small instruments. Then, a small amount of light energy from a laser is directed through a tiny fiber, which is gently placed between the gum and tooth. This light energy removes a small amount of diseased tissue and kills bacteria. After the area is thoroughly cleaned, the body can heal the area naturally.
The laser therapy itself can often be performed in one or two appointments. In more severe cases a second appointment may be necessary where we would use a gentle scaler and reapplication of the laser to ensure that the roots and pockets are cleaned properly.
Laser therapy is a very important part of holistic dentistry.
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