Laser-Assisted Periodontal Disease Therapy

A dental hygienist performing a periodontal disease screening

Periodontal disease (gum disease) is chronic inflammation of the gums, most often caused by the accumulation of plaque below the gum line. Left untreated, periodontal disease can cause bleeding, bad breath, bone loss, and even tooth loss. In the past, treatment for gum disease – often referred to as a “deep cleaning” – involved painful, aggressive scraping and left patients with a sore mouth for several days after. The advancement of lasers in dentistry has made this form of treatment unnecessary.

The dental hygienists at Pillar Dental treat periodontal disease with laser technology, which is the very best treatment that modern dentistry has to offer. The dental laser has been shown to eliminate periodontal infection, stimulate repair of the damaged gum, and prevent continued bone loss.

Research has shown that there is a link between periodontal disease and whole body health. Treating periodontal infection with a specific wavelength of laser energy has been shown to lower your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, low birth weight babies and possibly Alzheimers. Additionally, from the patient perspective, laser periodontal therapy has none of the drawbacks of older surgical therapies. It is gentle, does not cause bum recession, and it does not involve drugs or harsh chemicals.

Pillar Dental’s hygienists have extensive training in gum disease treatment Sioux Falls SD patients depend on forthe most effective use of this specific type of laser treatment. Now, with more than 5 years of follow-up cases the results have been very impressive. Laser-assisted periodontal treatment ? one more way that shows Pillar Dental truly provides “high tech” dentistry.