Your oral health is often a sign of overall health and wellbeing. Nearly half of American adults have periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Periodontal disease affects the health of your gums, teeth, and jaw. Frank C. Raymer, DDS, offers the latest in dental technology — laser treatment — to treat periodontal disease and other dental conditions at his practice in Irvine, California. To learn more about dental laser treatment, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is one of the most common diseases in the mouth. It starts with bacterial buildup around your teeth and gums, and if left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss and permanent damage.
Gingivitis is periodontal disease in its early stages. Gingivitis is gum inflammation, and while it doesn’t always lead to periodontal disease, it still puts your teeth, gums, and oral health at risk. Both gingivitis and periodontal disease start with plaque buildup and bacteria.
Regularly brushing and flossing your teeth helps remove plaque and keep harmful bacteria from building up, but sometimes that isn’t enough.
At his practice, Dr. Raymer offers the latest in dental technology with BIOLASE dental lasers to fight disease and help you stay healthy.
Laser bacterial reduction (LBR) therapy is a noninvasive treatment that kills bacteria inside your mouth and promotes oral health.
Periodontal disease develops as a result of bacteria buildup and infection on your teeth and gums. LBR therapy kills bacteria with focused lasers in just a few minutes of treatment.
LBR therapy can be added as a part of your regular dental cleanings. It’s a completely non-invasive procedure that uses high-intensity light focused on your gums to kill bacteria.
It’s an effective procedure that also can be used for other dental concerns, such as cold sores, herpetic lesions, and tooth sensitivity.
There’s no downtime with laser dental treatment. Work with Dr. Raymer to learn more about how laser treatment can be combined with your oral care routine to help protect you from periodontal disease.
To learn more about laser dental treatments, call the office today or request a consultation online.