Perio Disease

Pyorrhea is a very common condition know to almost all. In scientific terms it refers to the infection of the gums due to accumulation of plaque and tartar in the mouth. The condition cause spongy inflamed gums which bleed on touching/ brushing. It can severely restrict eating- as the gums may even become sensitive to spicy and hot foods. Apart from poor oral hygiene, a deficiency of Vitamin C or Pregnancy can also cause bleeding gums. Pyorrhea can progress to the bone when left untreated and cause bone loss (Periodontitis).

How do I know I have gum damage?
  • Soft spongy, swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Loose shaky teeth
  • Pain on chewing
  • Gums pulling back from teeth

One good feature about gum disease is that it responds easily to treatment provided the patient meticulously follows the dentists instructions. At the dental clinic the first step is to ascertain the cause of the disease-which is known by your medical history, diet, and list of medications. The treatment involves thorough Cleaning and polishing of teeth. We may also suggest deep cleaning depending on the nature and severity of the tartar deposits.

Laser Gum therapy with the Biolase Epic X at Dental Folks is a painless way to manage even severe gum infections!

Benefits of Laser Gum Therapy (The LANAP CONCEPT)
  • Disinfection and Detoxification of tissues
  • Lasers not only assist in removal of bacterial by a method called ablation but also eliminate their toxins and prevent bacterial colonization.
  • Minimally invasive with better patient co-operation
  • Decreased post treatment pain
  • Faster Healing (Biomodulation Therapy)
  • The Laser gum cleaning session is totally painless, once teeth are cleaned thoroughly, Laser light is directed into the diseased areas of the gums known as “pockets” to eliminate the bacteria and thoroughly sterilize the tissues. The process is quick, with lesser post procedure sensitivity, soreness and faster healing time.
  • Less chances of sensitivity after treatment.
  • Promotes Bone regeneration
  • Once the gum infection is treated, bone regeneration is promoted thereby increasing the functionality of the teeth making them firmer. After the procedure-you may be suggested antibiotics, oral rinses and home care measure and most importantly regular checkups.