Three out of four Americans suffer from some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease also known as gum disease is when bacteria spreads below the gum line and the attachment between the gum and tooth is lost. Out of all Americans who suffer from this gum disease, very few will actually ever get it treated before it is too late.
Gum disease often doesn’t show symptoms and is a silent, painless, yet chronic bacterial infection that will frequently go undetected or ignored until it reaches a point where severe gum and bone deterioration is no longer bearable. If these teeth are left untreated, gum disease can eventually cause you to lose your teeth and means to fixing it by traditional treatment can be very painful.
Laser therapy for your gum disease is the latest innovation. The laser will disinfect and remove diseased tissues from around the teeth and surrounding gums. It is very gentle and you will hardly feel a thing as the treatment is designed to interrupt any bacterial destruction of the tissues. This disruption will give your gums a chance to heal. Repeat visits are sometimes required, and generally 2-8 visits using gum disease laser therapy will allow the gum pocket to be clear from disease. Unlike traditional surgery, dental laser therapy for gum disease is much quicker, and less painful.
Martindale Dental provides both general and specialty dentistry under one roof. For more than 20 years, our dentists have been advocates for their patients oral health care needs. Our dental offices are conveniently located in Toronto, North York, St Catharines, North York, Burlington, Milton East and Milton West, Ontario. We offer convenient before & after work and weekend appointments.