Did you know that nearly 70% of adults have a form of gum disease? Unfortunately, some individuals choose not to seek treatment for fear that it will be painful and time consuming or even in trepidation of the unknown, despite the fact that untreated gum disease results in receding gums, bone loss, and ultimately, tooth loss. Here at North Raleigh Periodontics, we work to restore and maintain the health of your gums and teeth. Furthermore, with the use of our new Waterlase laser treatment to enhance periodontal therapy, we can provide even faster, more effective, and more comfortable treatment of gum disease.
Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is caused by bacteria that gets trapped in your gum “pockets,” deep in the gum tissue that reaches down to the tooth roots. This trapped bacteria, if not removed, can harden into “calculus” underneath your gum line and cause rapid deterioration of your teeth and gums. Whereas traditionally, individuals had to have the bacteria manually scraped out from underneath the gum line, we can supplement your periodontal care by utilizing the laser to zap that plaque and calculus lurking around your gums.
The Waterlase laser technology is a major advancement in periodontal therapy. It performs incisions with precision and minimal discomfort, and it disinfects the target area as it works, facilitating rapid healing. Furthermore, the side firing tip, which is unique to our Waterlase laser, concentrates the energy beam laterally at specific focal points, eradicating bacteria swiftly, thoroughly, and with minimal discomfort. The laser energy is used to gently clear bacteria out of the periodontal pocket of each tooth, reducing the need to manually scrape away the bacterial debris and streamlining the treatment process.
Although periodontal disease is no joke, treatment is quicker and better than ever with the laser. Incorporating laser treatment into your periodontal therapy allows us to offer you scientifically tested, state-of-the-art technology to give you the best treatment possible.