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Nd:YAG Laser Gum Surgery – Bohemia, NY

Enjoy a Less Invasive Treatment for Gum Disease

Although it is preventable, at least 50% of adults have a form of gum disease in America. The infection develops from bacteria found in plaque and tartar accumulations in the gum tissue. If it is not treated quickly, it destroys the supporting structures of your teeth and it can enter your bloodstream. To stop the damaging complications, you need treatment right away. In the past, this required a painful procedure called scaling and root planing. Now, you can enjoy a less invasive and more effective solution with laser gum treatment near Sayville.

What is Gum Disease?

gum disease word cloudIf plaque is not removed from your teeth, it hardens and turns to tartar. This irritates your gum tissue, causing it to redden, swell, and bleed. Tartar also hosts bacteria, which infects your gums. This causes pockets to form between the gingival tissue and your teeth. As more bacteria become trapped in the pockets, it causes the supporting structures of your teeth to deteriorate. Over time, this can lead to tooth loss. The bacteria responsible for the infection can also enter your bloodstream. This can result in a variety of health complications, including cardiovascular disease, respiratory infections, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Traditional Surgery vs. Laser Gum Surgery

dental laserScaling and root planing, also known as a deep cleaning, is the most traditional treatment for gum disease. Your dentist uses special dental instruments to clean the gingival pockets to remove tartar and bacteria. Then, the roots of your teeth are smoothed to allow them to reattach to your teeth to seal out bacteria. Although the treatment is effective, it can be painful, and it may need to be repeated several times.

Now, you can enjoy a simple solution with the Nd:YAG laser. A highly concentrated beam of light energy targets diseased tissue. It kills bacteria in the contaminated areas while leaving healthy tissue untouched. Scientific research has found it to kill as much as 99.9% of bacteria.

The light beam also sterilizes as it cuts, reducing the risk of infection after the treatment. It also cauterizes to minimize bleeding while you recover.

Besides killing the bacteria and the infection, the laser stimulates stem cells within the tissue. This allows it to form new connective tissues, collagen, and bone. This enhances the healing process by allowing your body to naturally regenerate lost ligaments and bone that surround your teeth. In addition, it encourages your gum tissue to reattach to your teeth to protect against future infection.

Benefits of Laser Gum Surgery

woman in dental chairDr. Makadia embraces the latest innovations in dentistry to treat gum disease near Sayville. He uses laser gum surgery as an alternative to the traditional treatment to restore the health of your smile. With the Nd:YAG laser, you will enjoy:

Enjoy the Latest Technology

If you have gum disease, you can enjoy the latest advancements in dentistry to save your smile. Contact our office today to see if you are a candidate for laser gum surgery.

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