As gum disease advances into periodontitis, teeth come under greater risk. Periodontitis attacks teeth below the gum line, damaging the ligaments and tissues that support them. Over time, because of this damage, teeth can become loose and finally fall out. Thus it is important that periodontitis is treated. Unfortunately, a root planing and scaling, the kind of dental cleaning that helps treat periodontitis, can be a difficult procedure for patients to face over and over again, which is where periodontal laser treatment steps in. Using laser treatment, your Allen dentist, Dr. Marco Cueva, can treat periodontitis, killing much of the harmful bacteria without invasive treatment.
How Periodontal Laser Treatment Works
Periodontal laser treatment uses a laser to decontaminate gums of the bacteria responsible for periodontitis. The procedure traces the laser around each tooth’s gum line and can be finished quickly and without anesthesia. Periodontal laser treatment has the added benefit that bacteria are not resistant to lasers as they sometimes are to antibiotics. Thus the laser is typically successful in decontaminating the gums.
Periodontal Laser Treatment and Periodontitis
Treating periodontitis has indicated that the disease is one that must be managed rather than cured. In managing periodontitis, it is important that patients are cooperative in the process. Frequent root planings and scalings, although effective, can sometimes make patients less willing to manage periodontitis. Thankfully, patients can receive periodontal laser therapy from Allen dentist, Dr. Cueva, as a part of their continued treatment for periodontitis. The incorporation of laser therapy lessens the need for more invasive work, allowing for a more comfortable treatment plan. If you have periodontitis, talk to Dr. Cueva about incorporating laser therapy into your treatment regimen.
Schedule a Visit with Your Allen Dentist
If you notice any symptoms of gum disease, don’t neglect to seek dental care. With periodontal laser therapy, periodontitis can be managed in a less invasive manner. Schedule an appointment or a consultation with your Allen dentist, Dr. Cueva, today. Our 75013 dental office welcomes patients from Allen, Plano, Richardson, McKinney, Frisco, Fairview, Murphy, Wylie, Lewisville, Carrolton, and surrounding communities.