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Monday, December 26, 2011

Laser Treatment for Gum Disease

If you’ve got periodontal disease and are dreading the gum grafts or suturing, there is now a less painful way of dealing with the problem. The dentist can use a laser to remove any bacteria and diseased tissue and this may mean less bleeding, swelling and pain for the patient.

The laser is also used to close up "pockets" by sealing the gums to the teeth. The procedure is done with a local anaesthetic.

Laser therapy is safe when used correctly and was approved by the FDA in 2004, so if you are considering having this done, choose a dentist who has experience in this technique.

Laser Therapy May Help Re-grow Gum Tissue

Research carried out at Louisiana State University found that the laser treated gums showed evidence of growing new connective tissue in six patients who had undergone the procedure. All six patients had one tooth treated via laser and one tooth treated by scalpel and suturing.

For full article: http://www.empowher.com/dental-amp-oral-health/content/laser-treatment-gum-disease

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  1. Its glad to know that one can regrow their gums by using laser therapy. Healthy gum are necessary to have healthy teeth so if you have any gum disease than go for laser Gum Disease Treatment.

  2. I agree. I think we will be using lasers a lot more in dentistry over the next 20 years. They are really starting to refine the controls on cut depth, width of cutting and otehr precision elements necessary to make lasers a truly useful tool in dentistry.