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Managing Your Gum Disease Through Laser Technology

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Laser-Based Gum Disease Treatment for a Life of Healthy Smiles

If you’re living with swollen or bleeding gums, persistent bad breath or deep pockets between your teeth and gums, you may have gum disease. Gum disease can go undetected and sometimes, many people don’t even realize they have gum disease until it’s in an advanced stage and creates a higher risk of losing teeth. Caused by bacterial buildup, gum disease can result in gum recession, loose teeth, tooth loss and even bone loss if left untreated. Here at Genesis Dental Group, we can help you avoid all these through an innovative procedure that provides less discomfort, less bleeding, and more precise, predictable results. By using this advanced technology, we can promote bone regeneration around your teeth with the goal of saving them. Our minimally invasive laser dental technology provides patients with optimal quality in managing their periodontal disease. We’re proud to change the way we treat gum disease through laser dentistry in Mission Viejo, CA to deliver lasting results for a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles!

Treating Gum Disease with Laser Periodontics

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What Exactly Is Gum Disease?

Periodontitis, also called gum disease, is a gum infection that damages the soft tissue that can lead to destruction of the bone that supports your teeth without treatment. In addition to tooth loss, Periodontitis can cause teeth to loosen. Gum tissue is one of the most important parts of your mouth as it supports your teeth and jawbone while creating a barrier against bacteria. Understanding that gum disease has more than one stage is important as it helps our patients be on the lookout for early signs of gum disease, known as gingivitis – the earliest stage of gum disease when bacteria in your mouth causes gum inflammation. While good oral hygiene and regular, professional cleanings can often reverse early gum disease, the number one cause of gum disease is poor oral hygiene. Other risk factors include:

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Healthy Smile, Healthy Life

When plaque is left to accumulate on your teeth, it hardens into tartar and releases bacterial toxins that irritate gum tissue. If left untreated, your gums begin to pull away from teeth and periodontal pockets form. When bacteria infiltrate these pockets, this can result in an infection that damages your bone and connective tissue. Because gum disease is progressive, damage to gum tissue, bone, and teeth continues unchecked and you may lose teeth.
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Our Personalized Laser Therapy Procedure

Noticing signs of gum disease and receiving treatment here at our office in Mission Viejo, CA can help reduce your risk of developing loose teeth or losing teeth. Unlike traditional gingivectomy, our laser periodontal therapy procedure is specially designed to treat gum disease without the use of scalpels, incisions, or sutures. Once removing the plaque, bacteria and calculus deposits on the root surfaces using our specially designed scalers, we will use our diode laser, Biolase EpicX, to selectively remove the diseased and infected lining within the pocket. This laser helps to significantly reduce bacteria, promote healing of the tissue, and help regenerate new, healthy tissue. Due to the laser’s ability to seal off nerve endings and blood vessels, there is minimal discomfort and post-op pain than with conventional methods.

To assist with periodontal bacteria maintenance, we utilize Biolase Epic Hygiene, which is a soft tissue diode laser to assist in our laser bacterial reduction procedure. This procedure is typically added to the periodontal maintenance or prophylaxis appointment and will take roughly 5-10 minutes and requires no anesthesia. This reduction procedure will not only reduce the periodontal bacteria in the diseased gums, but it will reduce or eliminate bacteria, stimulate new cell growth, and heal the tissue.

For our surgical and minimally invasive procedures, our Biolase Waterlase in an all-tissue Erbium laser allows for Dr. Wolf to perform peri implantitis, perio Inflammation, conjunction with implant placement, gingival recontouring, aesthetic treatment, troughing, crown lengthening, biopsies, frenectomy, gingivectomy, oral surgery, depigmentation, hemostasis, and several other minimally invasive procedures making this laser a useful one for Genesis Dental Group.

Why Laser Dentistry Is Better

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Gum disease keeping you from smiling the way you want?

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