Swollen, bleeding gums could be an early warning sign of gum disease. Left untreated, gum disease can cause irreversible damage to your teeth and gums, putting you at risk of losing your natural teeth. At Smiles4OC, we offer periodontal laser treatment to patients in and around the Orange County, California area to help resolve gum disease-related issues and restore oral health. A dental exam performed by your dentist can determine if you’re a good candidate for this treatment.
Some people are at greater risk of developing gum disease than others due to medical conditions or genetics. Others have poor oral health habits that make them more susceptible to dental issues. Such habits include:
By making an effort to improve your dental hygiene, you can often avoid oral health problems like gum disease.
Laser treatment offers a faster, more precise means of treating gum infection with reduced recovery time. As there are fewer restrictions for periodontal laser dentistry, most people who suffer from periodontal disease can receive this treatment. A consultation with Dr. Thomas Rolfes can help determine if laser treatment is a good choice for you.
Periodontal disease is a deep-seated infection of gum tissue caused by long-term plaque, tartar, and bacteria buildup on your teeth. Through laser treatment, Dr. Rolfes removes plaque and infected tissue, particularly around the tooth roots, to prevent bone loss and save your teeth. Lasers provide easier access to infected areas for a thorough, precise cleaning. Once bacteria are eliminated, the area is smoothed out to promote gum tissue healing.
If you suffer from gum disease, periodontal laser dentistry from Smiles4OC could be just what you need to restore oral health and preserve your teeth. To learn more about laser treatment for gum disease, contact Dr. Thomas Rolfes at (714) 557-0700.