Laser Therapy is commonly referred to as Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT). The diode laser that performs LAPT is an important and extremely effective therapy used by Bright Smile Dental and Orthodontic Center to treat periodontal or gum disease through the process of regeneration (tissue regrowth) rather than resection (cutting). The diode laser can specifically target unhealthy “gingival” tissues in your mouth that constitute gum disease.
The treatment works by harnessing the laser’s energy and conducting it through a very thin fiber that can effortlessly access infected, periodontal pockets and deliver instant treatment. Due to the tremendous accuracy of the laser, the connective tissue is spared and healing or regeneration can occur rather than the formation of a pocket seal. Stimulation of existing stem cells permits the formation of new root surface coating (cementum) and new connective tissue (periodontal ligament) formation (collagen) on tooth roots. The paradigm of periodontal healing in the absence of guided tissue regeneration barriers (GTR) or bone grafting materials (allografts) has finally been successfully challenged in the twenty first century.
Because periodontal disease or gum disease is a chronic inflammatory disease caused by a bacterial infection and can lead to, or be an indicator of more serious diseases such as cardiovascular and other autoimmune diseases, the detoxifying effect of laser treatment is most valuable in treating the patient. According to most studies, there are no signs of thermal side effects in any of the patients treated. Most all studies have specifically indicated no adverse tissue events thereby demonstrating the safety of the diode laser. The diode lasers very effective bactericidal action on periodontal pathogens makes the adjunctive use of antibiotics sometimes unnecessary. This eliminates the problem of bacterial resistance and systemic side effects engendered by antibiotic use. The laser is safe and effective treatment.
The fear of treating periodontal or gum disease is quickly dissolved when the patient realizes there are no scalpels or sutures involved. As mentioned in previous, LAPT is patient friendly…offering a treatment plan that gets the patient healthy without anxiety, discomfort or dread.
Your teeth come under constant attack from the starches and sugars present in our food which are released as we eat. When this combines with plaque – the sticky bacterial film that forms on the teeth over time, it produces an acid which is harmful to our teeth.
When you look in the mirror and smile, are you happy with the results? Some people are happy, some are not. In some cases, too much of their gums is visible around their teeth which creates a “gummy” look. Others may dislike their smile because their gums have receded so much that their teeth look much longer than normal.
As its name suggests, dark gum pigmentation refers to a discoloration, or pigmentation, of the gums in the mouth. The condition can affect the entire gums, or just patches of the gums. Though it is not a life-threatening condition, the quality of your smile can be severely impacted if it goes left untreated.
Bright Smile Dental & Orthodontic Center,
Al Shafar Bldg 7,
Al Wasl Road,
Unit #105, Dubai - UAE,
PO Box 252189,
Tel : +971 4 344 9675
Fax: +971 4 344 9657
Our area is next to the famous city walk. It is the same building of 2XL Furniture, located between Life Pharmacy and Aswaq Supermarket, and opposite of Emarat Petrol Station.
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