There are many factors that can cause gum disease, and the best ways to ward it off is by regularly brushing and flossing your teeth; however, many people don’t realize the benefits of keeping to the recommended routine. As a result, more than 75% of American adults over age 35 suffer with gum disease.
Most of the time, the disease goes untreated and can cause bad breath, swollen and bleeding gums, receding gums, extremely sensitive teeth and, eventually, tooth loss. Fortunately, if you have more advanced gum disease, laser treatments can be one of the best options for improving your gum health.
How do laser gum treatments work?
During the laser treatment, laser light is directed through a small fiber and gently removes diseased, infected tissue around the teeth and reduces bacteria at the same time. By using lasers, the process becomes much more comfortable and I have better control of bleeding. If you have a significant amount of tissue that needs to be removed, you may need gum grafting to produce the right amount of tooth exposure after your surgery.
Sculpting beautiful gums
As a form of cosmetic gum surgery, gum grafting takes a small bit of tissue and transplants it to the area that needs more gum tissue to create a more attractive smile. Although these procedures are for more serious cases of gum disease, they can help save your teeth and improve your appearance.