Laser therapy a fast, gentle, non-invasive alternative to conventional gum disease treatment in Ontario, CA
The technologies that Dr. Mukesh Patel invests in serve a real purpose; to more comfortably, efficiently, and precisely treat patients in and around Chino, Montclair, Claremont, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, and Pomona. Gum disease laser therapy at his Ontario, CA office fits in well with this approach.
Zeroing in on laser dentistry
Treating diseased gums with lasers provides an advanced alternative to conventional deep cleaning techniques that resolve more modest cases of gum disease (gingivitis). Likewise, these advanced systems provide a well-tolerated, conservative alternative to invasive surgical measures among patients with more moderate to advanced gum disease (periodontitis).
When in Dr. Patel’s capable hands, the laser device is directed toward the gums. The narrow, focused beam generates energy, which may be used to manipulate tissues. Dr. Patel may then use a specially selected device to remove and reshape gum tissue. Traditionally, soft and hard tissues have been removed or shaped with dental instruments, such as scalpels and drills. These conventional instruments are largely sources of dental fear and anxiety for some patients, due to the pressure and sensations that are produced, as well as the clinical smells and sounds that are generated by such tools.
Additionally, cutting or drilling instruments are considered to be more invasive. They remove more natural structure than “lighter-touch” technologies that preserve natural tissues. Likewise, the more invasive the approach, generally the more risks to side effects, healing, and downtime.
When used for periodontal therapy and other dental procedures, lasers eliminate the sensations, sounds, and smells that are at the root of common dental fears. They also promote a more comfortable and pleasant experience, by minimizing the swelling and bleeding. Since we at Ontario Dental Center take such a light-touch approach, you as a patient may not need numbing anesthesia and, with little to recover from, downtime is minimized. Laser-assisted treatments preserve maximum natural tissues, which makes this a conservative approach to resolving gum disease.
Also, the soft tissue lasers that Dr. Patel uses for periodontal procedures:
- Sterilize the treatment site, reducing the risk of infection
- Kill bacteria responsible for gum disease
- Regenerate tissues by activating wound healing and tissue regrowth
- Seal nerve endings, blood vessels to support nearly painless and faster treatment
The sooner we are able to evaluate your gums, the better. It is always easier to treat the disease early in the process, before irreversible damage has been done. Call (909) 414-3535 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Patel at Ontario Dental Center.
The three stages of gum disease are gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis.
Gingivitis is caused by toxins irritating the gum line. As a result of plaque build-up. Signs and symptoms of gingivitis include swelling sensitivity and bleeding of the gums during brushing and flossing. Gingivitis can be easily reversed through professional care and good home oral hygiene.
periodontitis is categorised by irreversible bone loss that results from untreated gingivitis. The gums may begin to form a pocket below the gumline, which traps food and plaque. Dental treatment and home care can help prevent from further damage, but at this stage the results are not reversible.
advanced periodontitis is when the fibres and bone supporting the teeth are destroyed. This may cause teeth to shift or loosen teeth. This may cause teeth to shift or loosen. It may have to be removed depending on how advanced the diseases become and if treatments are not effective. You can begin by preventing gum disease with good oral health. Pick up a brochure or ask your dentist today.