Picasso Laser gum disease treatments
Laser dental treatments could be considered relatively new. Innovative instruments like those used by Dr. Kotecha have been proven immensely valuable to today's dental patient. Laser gum treatment has achieved excellent results for millions of individuals.
About gum disease
Gum tissue can become inflamed and irritated when oral bacteria proliferate and leave acidic by-product on and around teeth. Several factors may lead to gum disease, including:
- Genetic predisposition
- Certain medications
- Poor oral hygiene
- Chronic health conditions such as diabetes
In addition to educating her patients about gum disease and how they can reduce their risk of this chronic condition, Dr. Kotecha performs gentle periodontal therapies to destroy disease-causing bacteria.
Typically, gum disease is treated with deep cleaning that focuses on areas where plaque and bacteria have accumulated. Performed by a skilled hygienist, root planing and scaling remove unhealthy substances and smooth roots to encourage the attachment of gum tissue that has pulled away from the teeth.
Standard therapies such as this are limited. When infection has extended into the bone and surrounding structures, surgical repair may be necessary. In many cases, laser gum treatment can decrease the need for a surgical procedure.
The way laser gum treatment works
Dental lasers work with a great deal of precision and gentleness, making this technology ideal for the repair of delicate gum tissue. In a short procedure, Dr. Kotecha's laser device vaporizes diseased tissue. Simultaneously, disease-causing bacteria are destroyed while healthy tissue remains intact.
Benefits of laser gum treatment
- Anasthesia is not required in most cases
- No cutting or stitching
- Minimal swelling and discomfort, if any
- Shortened recovery time
- Lasting results
Laser assisted gum surgery does more than eliminate existing disease. With less discomfort and recovery, patients can experience the regeneration of healthy new gum tissue, something that has previously been difficult to achieve.
Dentistry on 10 serves all of your dental needs in a professional, friendly environment. Learn more about your options for successful gum disease treatment when you call the Mississauga office of Dr. Rina Kotecha and her associates.