What is Laser Cleaning?
Unlike you were led to believe in Star Wars, lasers are a safe, sound and effective treatment tool. Dental professionals have been using them for two decades now.
Removing tartar and pockets of bacteria from your gums and teeth below the gum line is easy with soft-tissue laser dentistry. Utilizing a combination of water and laser energy, this procedure safely and gently removes decayed material on teeth without harming surrounding gum tissue. It also removes tartar and bacteria pockets from the places beneath your gum line where your toothbrush cannot reach. There's typically no need for an anesthetic.
The doctor may use Arestin, a dental antibiotic powder, during the cleaning to promote the health of your teeth. Dr. Niakiani places the Arestin powder inside infected pockets below the gum line. Arestin will rid the area of bacteria and fight against any that enter those periodontal pockets.
What Causes Gum Disease?
Gum disease is caused by bacteria. In the first stage of gum disease, the gums may bleed easily and become red and swollen. This may not be readily visible, however, because the affected portion may be below the gum line and invisible to you. Bacteria are good at hiding. That's why you need a professional laser cleaning to make sure those important yet hidden areas are kept clean. You can't do it with your toothbrush alone -- though you should still brush regularly, of course.
It is essential that gum disease and its severity be recognized and diagnosed correctly so we can take the right steps to address it. At 6th Avenue Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, we can craft an appropriate plan to attack gum idisease directly and prevent it from spreading or progressing.
We encourage you to learn more about how you can help prevent gum disease.
Schedule a Cleaning Today
When you come in for a cleaning, you will walk out with more than clean teeth. You'll leave knowing what options are available to improve the health and appearance of your teeth and gums -- both from a medical and a cosmetic perspective. In addition to your laser cleaning, Dr. Niakiani will assess the health of your teeth and gums and let you know the options you should consider to further improve your smile in all ways.
Contact us today and ask us about our offers for new patients. At 6th Avenue Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, we're about more than just clean and bacteria-free teeth. We consider them the best starting point for beautiful and photogenic teeth.
6th Avenue Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
Address: 1111 6th Avenue, Suite 102, San Diego CA 92101 • Phone: 619-702-7113 • Fax: 619-702-7114
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