Laser Bacterial Reduction
Now there’s a way to enjoy healthier teeth and gums without painful or expensive surgical treatments. Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR) is a simple, non-invasive way to create a healthy environment that combats infections, tissue detachment, gum disease and bleeding.
How Does it Work?
Dental lasers are extremely safe! They work on the superficial layers of tissues, destroying active bacteria from within the gum pockets. By killing the bacteria and removing the superficial layer of diseased tissues, the underlying healthy tissue can reattach to the tooth.
People who Benefit from Laser Therapy
LBR is recommended for patients with any type of tissue detachment or infection. Everyone from people with gingivitis to severe periodontal disease can benefit. It is one of the most effective ways for us to create a sterile environment that responds to other types of therapy, such as:
- Localized scaling and root planing
- Deep cleanings
- Periodontal therapy
- Preventive dental cleanings
Using LBR during a preventive cleaning every 6 months will also assist our patients in avoiding developing gingivitis or gum disease. If you have a localized area of gingivitis, pocketing or a family history of early tooth loss – then LBR is an excellent choice to add onto your preventive care appointment.
What to Expect
During your LBR procedure you will most likely not feel any discomfort or pain whatsoever. It will feel similarly to having your teeth cleaned as we guide the laser applicator along the gumlines or into the pockets. You will not experience any soreness or discomfort after the treatment either. We do ask for you to avoid flossing the gum pockets at least a day or two and brush very softly, so as not to disrupt any new tissue attachments that have been established.
Other Uses for Lasers
Soft tissue lasers can also be used to eliminate or shorten the length of cold sores and ulcers. As soon as you feel a cold sore popping up, stop by Sunrise Family Dentistry for a quick and painless laser treatment to keep the ulcer from interfering with the rest of your week.
Lasers can also be used to desensitize exposed root surfaces by up to 86%, compared to other types of sensitivity treatments.
LBR is an excellent alternative for periodontal patients when it comes to managing and eliminating chronic or beginning gum disease. Stop by or call Sunrise Family Dentistry to learn more about the smarter, more effective way of stopping gum disease in its tracks.