Denver, CO – Technological advances are made every day, and dental patients are benefitting from them. Dental lasers offer a faster, easier and more comfortable way to treat gum disease and help patients get back their beautiful smiles.
At Altura Periodontics, our periodontists were recently certified to use Biolase, the latest in dental lasers. Laser stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Lasers produce light, and the wavelength then determines the type of tissue that can be modified by the laser. As it enters the tissue, the beam of light is converted into heat, effectively causing ablation of the tissue.
Lasers can be used to effectively treat patients who suffer from periodontal disease. The light that comes from the laser can help reduce the inflammation that is caused by the bacteria infection, which can then provide relief to patients.
“Laser periodontal treatment involves minimal discomfort for the patient,” says Dr. Emilio Arguello. “It allows us to be more precise, while also limiting swelling and risk of infection for the patient. There is very little bleeding, and patients recover almost immediately.”
Laser periodontal treatment removes only the diseased tissue, and patients can be back to their regular routines in less than 24 hours.
Visit Altura Periodontics and discover the difference laser dentistry can make.
It’s important to take periodontal disease seriously, as it has been linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Schedule an appointment with your periodontist if you have any of the following warning signs:
- Swollen, tender or red gums
- Bleeding when brushing or flossing
- Receding gums or gums that pull away from the teeth
- Loose teeth
- Sores in your mouth
- Bad breath
- Missing teeth
“It’s critical to keep gum disease in check,” says Dr. Arguello. “Untreated gum disease can lead to tooth loss, and can increase your risks of certain cardiovascular diseases. Maintain all regular appointments with your dentist, and visit a periodontist at the first signs of gum disease. That way, we can create a plan to treat your gum disease before it becomes too serious.”
If you’re interested in learning more about the advantages of laser periodontal treatment, contact Altura Periodontics today.
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