On routine care visits, we perform screenings for gum disease. If your gums are bleeding during brushing or for any reason, this is an indicator that you have some level of gum disease or related inflammation. The bacteria present in gum disease is easily passed through your circulatory system to other systems in your body, which is why gum disease is linked to heart disease, diabetes, circulatory diseases and more. At Legends Dental, we focus on stopping the inflammation at the gums, so it does not spread.
Thanks to advances in dental technology, such as laser gum therapy, we can address gum disease in an effective way to help restore healthy gums. If you experience bleeding gums while brushing, please schedule a dental cleaning with us as soon as possible. We can restore your gums to health!
We can easily reverse gum disease. If your gums bleed when you brush, call us.
Laser gum therapy enables our team to preserve tissue, regenerate and even rebuild supporting bone structure when needed. Essentially, we use a laser to kill bacteria and any infected tissue in the pockets that develop around the teeth when gum disease is present. This is the most precise way to remove infected tissue without harming healthy tissue. The laser also helps stimulate stem cells in the remaining tissues to begin to form new tissue and bone allowing the body’s natural healing process to take place. After the infected tissue is removed, we then remove the calculus, or hardened dental plaque, and then seal the tissues surrounding each tooth.
What makes laser gum therapy the best form of treatment for gum disease?
- - It limits the amount of bleeding
- - The healing time is much shorter as less trauma is caused to the gums
- - It gives us more control over how much we remove and how much power is needed based on each patient’s situation
- - It’s minimally invasive
- - It helps us preserve the healthy parts of the gums
- - It minimizes the risk of infection