Gum disease (Gingivitis/Pyorrhea) is an infection of the soft tissues of the gums
surrounding the teeth. Gum issues manifest as deepening of the gums around
teeth forming “pockets”. These pockets are a perfect area harbor bacteria that
cause loose- shaky teeth. The fact that this is a silent problem makes it essential
to visit your dentist yearly. Untreated gum disease progress to the bone and
cause bone loss- a condition that is very difficult to treat.
Traditional gum therapy involves deep cleaning the roots of teeth underneath the
gums (pockets) with the aid of fine instruments. In this procedure (curettage), a
numbing injection is given and we remove all the debris beneath the gums and
disinfect it with antiseptic solutions. Antibiotics and oral care measures are then
given as the success of any gum disease depends 50 % on the procedure done
by the dentist and 50% on the patients home maintenance measures.
In traditional techniques, the reach of dental instruments beneath the gums is
limited. The process can result in pain, sensitivity and soreness in the treated site
post the procedure.
Dental Lasers have truly revolutionized the way dental treatment is done. Here
are some of the benefits of the system Biolase Epic X which we use at Dental
Lasers not only assist in removal of bacterial by a method called ablation but also
eliminate their toxins and prevent bacterial colonization.
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
Once the gum infection is treated, bone regeneration is promoted thereby
increasing the functionality of the teeth making them firmer.