Laser treatment has several benefits. In most instances, it can be carried out without the need for anaesthesia. There is also markedly less bleeding and swelling. Decreased bleeding is due to the ability of the laser to assist in forming a fibrin clot. This eliminates the need for placing sutures (stitches) and wounds heal faster. And there’s more. Lasers kill the harmful bacteria and sterilize the working area thereby reducing the need for antibiotics
The laser energy from dental lasers is delivered through an optical fibre. The fibre is continuously moved along the infected area to burn the infected tissues
Two types of laser beams are used in the treatment. The Nd : YAG is used on the soft tissues like gums and ‘Erbium on the hard tissues like bone and tooth. The number of sittings and timings depend on the severity of the cases
How Gum disease starts?
When the food particles are not cleaned properly even after brushing they struck around and below the gums which leads to the formation of plague after 24 hours and this plague later gets converted in to tartar after 4-5 days. This tartar gets deposited around and below the gums leading to the infection of gum. This infection in later stages comes bone loss below the gums
Why more than 70 % patients neglects gum problem?
Because gum disease is not painful and hence patients neglect it till the damage is caused
How will i know my self that i have gum problem?
- If there is Bleeding from the gums, this is an acute phase and once it becomes chronic Bleeding will stop and the disease becomes serious
- If there is bad breathe from the mouth it is because of the gum infection
- Swollen gums
- Frequent food impaction below the gums and between the teeth after taking non-veg or corns or coconut. (Note : Those who are using TOOTH PICK after meal should be cautious that they have a gum problem)
- Even after the above all said symptoms if you don’t recognize the problem it leads to pain while chewing hard food and finally one by one the tooth becomes mobie.