Nearly half of adults in the United States develop gum disease at some point, making it one of the most common dental conditions. It’s also a common reason for chronic bad breath, mouth pain, and tooth loss during older age.
Thankfully, proper care can both treat gum disease and lower your risk for serious complications over time. Laser-assisted treatment is one smart option to consider – especially if you’d like to avoid more invasive procedures.
At Rozenberg Dental NYC, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, board-certified cosmetic dentist Dr. Lana Rozenberg and her team use advanced technologies, including laser options, to deliver the best treatment experience for gum disease.
Take a few moments to learn more about this condition, including how laser-assisted gum disease treatment can help.
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease or periodontitis, damages the soft tissues surrounding your teeth. It can result from poor oral hygiene, such as skipping flossing, brushing, or routine dental checkups. Smoking, diabetes, and genetics may also play a role.
Gum disease signs to take seriously include:
Gum disease symptoms are progressive, typically worsening over time without treatment. At first, you may not notice any signs at all – which is why those routine cleanings are important. And the longer your symptoms carry on, the more likely you’ll be to lose one or more teeth.
Laser-assisted gum disease treatment uses targeted light energy to help your damaged gum tissue heal. The procedure is painless, requiring no drilling, and highly precise, so you won’t have to worry about damage to surrounding gums. We also find that most people require fewer treatments compared to traditional gum disease options.
The laser method we use is FDA-approved and considered completely safe for patients with pre-existing diseases, such as allergies. As an added bonus, laser-assisted treatment for gum disease helps guard against future infections.
And while more research is needed, one study showed that laser-assisted treatment enhanced other treatments, such as root planing and scaling.
To learn more about laser-assisted gum disease treatment for gum disease or to get the care you need, call Rozenberg Dental NYC or book an appointment through our website today.