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. 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.
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 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.
CDC: Periodontal Disease