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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 47.2% of adults in the U.S. ages 30 and older have some form of periodontal disease – and the problem increases with age. Gum disease affects 70.1% of adults ages 65 and older.

The primary goal of all types of periodontal treatment is to arrest the progress of gum disease. That involves killing bacteria, removing infection, and closing pockets in the gums. Our Pasadena laser gum treatment provides a new way to accomplish these goals that is less invasive, more comfortable, and may enhance the ability of the body to repair damage caused by infection.

Pasadena Laser Gum Treatment

Niloufar Molayem, D.D.S. and Dr. Eric Cho serve the Pasadena area, providing general and cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, and periodontics services, with a high level of care in a safe and friendly environment. Dr. Molayem and Dr. Cho prefer to use the least aggressive methods possible, while ensuring the overall well-being of their patients.

Benefits of Laser Gum Treatment

The use of lasers represents cutting-edge treatment for periodontal disease. Lasers provide a painless and revolutionary option for killing harmful bacteria and make it possible to preserve teeth that may have been lost with standard treatments for periodontal disease.

Compared with traditional methods, lasers may cause less pain, reduce the need for anesthesia, reduce patient anxiety, and minimize swelling during soft tissue treatment. Laser gum treatment makes it possible to:

  • Stop bleeding of the gums immediately
  • Seal deep periodontal pockets
  • Avoid cutting the gums and post-surgical pain and discomfort
  • Reduce loose teeth
  • Regenerate ligament and bone tissue
Laser Gum Treatment Pasadena

Laser Gum Treatment in Pasadena

The warning signs of periodontal disease include:

  • Bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
  • Red, swollen, tender, or bleeding gums
  • Loose or sensitive teeth
  • Painful chewing
  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • Changes in the way the teeth fit together when you bite

If you are experiencing these symptoms, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible. You may be one of the many adults in the U.S. suffering from gum disease. Niloufar Molayem, D.D.S. and Dr. Eric Cho can evaluate your condition, discuss laser gum treatment, and recommend the right treatment option for you.

Contact us today and schedule a consultation for arguably the best laser gum treatment Pasadena has to offer.

Sources:

CDC: Periodontal Disease

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Due to the increased health concerns regarding COVID-19, we are now scheduling Virtual Consultations.

The virtual consultation can help answer questions, provide guidance and help ease your mind. This is an area recently approved by the American Dental Association. During this process you become a patient of our dental practice by filling out new patient forms. This process is to familiarize the doctor with your Medical and Dental history which will be reviewed before your virtual appointment. The insurance portion will be used for billing purposes.

Depending on your needs you can schedule for one of the two types of consultation

Consultations:

1. Limited Visual Consultation: Limited to one tooth or one area of concern. (10minutes)

2. General Visual Consultation: Answers to your questions to more than one area of concern. (20 minutes)

What we need from you prior to your Consultation time:

1. X-rays that you have from previous dentists up to five years old.

2. Pictures of the area taken by your smart phone from different angles. Take as many from different views as possible. Including pictures of your smile and bite. We have found using your flash on your phone and focusing will help.

Virtual Consultation