Better Oral Health with Laser Dentistry

Posted: July 12, 2017 By: Comment: 0

 

Did you know that laser dentistry can help you enhance your gum strength and improve your oral health? Laser dentistry is making quite the mark when it comes to deep cleaning the mouth. We utilize soft-tissue lasers to remove gum tissue that has been diseased by bacteria. How? Through pulsed beams of concentrated energy that work right on your gums to combat periodontal disease. Gum disease can lead to red and bleeding gums, receding gums and eventually tooth loss.  Avoid unnecessary tooth loss and gum disease with laser dentistry treatment. Healthy patients benefit from laser dentistry’s ability to reduce oral bacteria. Patients with gum disease benefit from targeted treatment that improves gum health.  Come discover what Dr. Ania’s laser dentistry can do to clean and heal your mouth today!

 

Keep Your Oral Health in Check

Brushing and flossing the teeth every single day is vital to keeping your oral health in check. We recommend brushing and flossing at least twice a day. Brushing after every meal is optimal for preventing the buildup of plaque on your teeth. Keeping on top of your oral health also involves seeing the dentist often. Schedule your biannual checkups to receive your deep cleanings and comprehensive exams. These exams can help detect the presence of tooth decay (cavities) that can harm your teeth.  According to the American Dental Association, cavities continue to be the most prevalent chronic disease in childhood. They also report that an estimated 100 million Americans fail to visit the dentist each year.  Preventing gum disease goes hand-in-hand with preventing cavities. Your proactive role in your oral health is key for success.

 

Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

Brushing and flossing the teeth often is the best way to fight the effects of plaque on your oral health. When plaque sits on the teeth for long periods of time, it can erode the tooth enamel. From there, it will seep into the fleshy pulp inside of the tooth and begin to cause decay. This is how a cavity forms. When left untreated, tooth decay becomes severe and you can start to lose teeth. Plaque also affects the gums of the teeth.

If plaque is not removed by proper brushing and flossing, it will begin to irritate the gums. Gum disease begins with gingivitis. This is when the gums become red and inflamed and begin to bleed more when you floss. Gingivitis can turn into more severe gum disease if proper oral health habits aren’t followed. Over 64.7 million Americans suffer from the effects of gum disease. Another name for gum disease is periodontal disease.

The initial stage of gum disease is gingivitis. This is the stage that can be treated and corrected. The severe stage of gum disease is periodontitis. 8.7% of Americans have mild periodontitis. 30% have moderate periodontitis and 8.5% have severe cases of periodontitis. Severe periodontitis is not easily treated. During this stage, the gums recede from the teeth and the teeth begin to fall out. This is the stage you want to avoid. The good news? Gum disease is completely and 100% avoidable with proper oral hygiene. When gum disease still plagues you, we can help your oral health with laser dentistry.

 

Better Oral Health with Laser Dentistry

We specialize in many dental services for our patients. One of these is laser dentistry. How is this different than regular dentistry? Handheld instruments are less effective for providing your mouth the power of a deep-clean. Deep cleaning dramatically reduces bacteria in your mouth. Our soft tissue lasers treat your teeth with the power of laser technology. Laser stands for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” We use diode laser energy to deep clean and remove gum tissue that has been diseased by bacteria. Our soft tissue lasers use pulsed beams of concentrated energy to clean up your gums. These high-tech lasers allow Dr. Ania to decontaminate your gums by reducing the bacteria that leads to plaque and inflammation. We also use laser therapy to vaporize diseased tissue safely and gently without effecting the surrounding delicate tissues of the mouth.

Our lasers have the ability to detect cavities in your mouth so they can be treated. In some cases, our lasers detect cavities much better than handheld tools. This means a small cavity can be found before it is able to grow larger.  Catching cavities while they are small equates to quick, painless treatment for our patients.  Laser dentistry offers you preventive care that will save you both time and money while also providing you a more comfortable in-office experience. 

 

Laser Dentistry Does Even More

Laser dentistry is extremely beneficial to all of our patients because of how many services it allows us to offer our them. Our soft tissue lasers can do all of the following:

  • Reshape a patient’s gum to enhance a smile
  • Detect and treat cavities
  • Treat cold sores quicker with low intensity dental lasers to reduce irritation and healing time
  • Sterilize root canals
  • Deep clean gingival pockets through laser decontamination
  • Brighten teeth with Laser tooth whitening
  • Provide crown lengthening
  • Minimize bacterial infections
  • Speed wound healing
  • Help with dental implant exposure
  • Eliminate benign tumors
  • Reduce gum irritation
  • Recontour gums for cosmetic purposes

 

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you seek precision with your dental work, you don’t want to miss out on the benefits of laser dentistry. Laser technology allows Dr. Ania to work quickly yet efficiently to remove diseased tissue and reshape the gums to provide you with healthier gums and teeth. We know you can achieve better oral health through laser dentistry. To make your appointment, call the office of Dr. Ania today at (303) 872-9940!

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Dr. Ania Mohelicki

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