At the office of Frank C Raymer DDS INC, we believe in providing high-quality care that will improve your oral health. We provide laser bacterial reduction treatment to fight periodontal disease and help you regain a healthy smile. We are committed to improving your health. Call us today at 949-551-2606 to schedule your consultation with our experienced dentist and learn more about laser gum treatment in Irvine, California.
Laser Bacterial Reduction Therapy: Advanced Care for Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is one of the quickest growing oral health concerns. With more than 80% of adults in the United States suffering from some level of periodontal disease, it’s becoming increasingly important to find alternative and effective ways of treating bacterial growth and infection in the mouth and gums. Making this even more critical is the increasing understanding of the links between periodontal disease with other more serious conditions including heart disease, kidney failure, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and stroke. The next level of care for periodontal disease is Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR) therapy. A gentler, yet effective way of reducing bacterial infections and periodontal disease, LBR is becoming a standard procedure for treating periodontal disease.
What is Laser Bacterial Reduction Therapy?
Laser Bacterial Reduction is a noninvasive method of killing bacteria in the mouth. This procedure is done during a routine cleaning visit. LBR is accomplished using a non-cutting dental laser. The high intensity light is focused around teeth, especially at the gum line, and is used to kill harmful bacteria in the mouth. This treatment is highly effective for ridding difficult to treat bacteria from the mouth. Laser Bacterial Reduction Therapy is a noninvasive method of killing bacteria in the mouth. This procedure is done during a routine cleaning visit. LBR is accomplished using a non-cutting dental laser. The high intensity light is focused around the teeth, especially at the gum line, and is used to kill harmful bacteria in the mouth. This treatment is highly effective for ridding difficult to treat bacteria from the mouth.
Is LBR just for Periodontal Disease?
No. Laser Therapy can be used for a variety of other dental treatments. This may include treatments for cold sores and herpetic lesions, providing sensitivity relief for the root surfaces of your teeth and can be used at regular hygiene appointments to reduce bacteria and support healthy gums.
The cost of LBR
Because LBR is a relatively simple procedure, and takes little time or effort the labor costs of providing LBR to patients is low. However, the price of the equipment necessary to provide LBR is relatively high. Combine these two factors with the fact that most insurance companies still do not recognize LBR as a standard treatment for periodontal disease or as a supplement to general hygiene cleanings, and you are likely to pay a fair amount of money out of pocket to enjoy benefits of LBR. As more and more patients request this procedure as part of their regular dental visits and as it becomes more common as treatment for periodontal disease, the out of pocket cost will likely decrease, and insurance companies will be more likely to cover the procedure.
Laser bacterial reduction is a great way to improve your overall oral health and make resolving issues like periodontal disease more comfortable and effective.