Have some questions about periodontal laser treatment from our Putnam office? Read on to find the answers!
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease occurs when bacteria attacks the tissue around teeth, and it unfortunately goes unnoticed by most people if they don't visit their dentist on a regular basis.
If your periodontal disease isn't treated, this bacterial gum infection progresses to gingivitis inflammation, which in turn leads to bone loss around the teeth. When people lose bone tissue, the gum tissues detach from teeth and form little bacteria-harboring pockets around teeth that harbor.
What are the symptoms of periodontal disease?
- Bleeding gums
- Bad breath
- Redness or swelling of the gums
- Receding gums
- Periodontal abscess
- Loose teeth
What is periodontal laser treatment?
Dental laser technology has advanced in modern time, and it is now used to help regenerate new periodontal attachment. Periodontal laser treatment, like Excisional New Attachment Procedure (ENAP) and Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP), should reduce loss of clinical attachment level (CAL) and/or create clinically significant new tissue attachment when used with scaling and root planing (SRP), according to the American Association Of Dental Consultants.
What are the benefits of periodontal laser treatment in Putnam?
- Minimally invasive: Lasers are not very invasive and eliminate the necessity for drilling.
- Shorter healing time: Because laser treatment isn't invasive, the gum, tooth, and surrounding areas aren't traumatized.
- Minimizes risk of bacterial infection: Lasers help sterilize the infected areas and lowers the risk of bacterial infections.
What are some preventative strategies to avoid periodontal disease?
- Regular dental checkups
- Regular professional cleanings
- Healthy diet
- Quitting smoking
Who do I contact?
If you have more questions about periodontal disease and laser treatment, then you need to contact Drs. Alaa Ahmed and Islam M Dehis at Putnam Family Dental! Just call the Putnam, CT, office today at (860) 928-5334 to schedule your appointment!