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Letter on COVID-19
from Oregon Periodontics
Periodontal Laser Surgery
Treating periodontal diseases used to involve a nonsurgical procedure called scaling and root planing, and the invasive procedure called gum flap surgery. While these are still done today, periodontal laser surgery has since been introduced. This promising treatment can treat mild to severe periodontal diseases, and also allows you the best chances that you can keep your teeth. Oregon Periodontics, P.C. perform periodontal laser surgery, among many other dental services. We have the latest technology to deal with all of your dental and periodontal concerns. From the routine dental check up to a periodontal exam, we have you covered. We have a very high satisfaction rate from our patients, which we believe speaks volumes about the quality of work we do.
Periodontal Laser Surgery Is an Easy Fix
The laser treatment targets the affected area. Specifically, it gets to the inflamed tissue around your tooth without damaging the healthy tissue. A ray of light goes 4mm below the surface of the tissue, killing the bacteria found there in the process. The light destroys the diseased tissue and pathologic proteins as well. Additionally, it aids the periodontist in uncovering tartar.
As the root is exposed, the process of root scaling is done. This means getting rid of the plaque or calculus that has built up around the root and under the gumline. Smoothing the root comes next to take away any rough spots that may draw bacteria or cause infection in the future.
Apart from being minimally invasive, thereby causing little or no pain during the process, the periodontal laser surgery delivers a faster healing time. This means that patients can immediately go on doing their regular daily activities because of their shorter recovery. Those who chose this type of treatment are more likely to enjoy long-term results from it, too. Aesthetically, the procedure preserves the natural teeth of patients, so they do not need dentures or dental implants. It also promotes new bone growth around the teeth.
There Are Criteria to Qualify as Good Candidate
Studies have revealed that almost half of adults are suffering from some type of periodontal disease. Each one of those may be interested in receiving periodontal laser surgery, but there are people who need it more than others. Patients who suffer from bone loss around implants, have an infection around implants, are frightened to undergo dental surgery, have loose or moving teeth, experience bleeding and swelling of the gums, and have the prescription for aspirin or blood thinners are great candidates for the procedure. Nevertheless, if you want to have periodontal laser surgery because of your gum disease, you can always find out more about this option, too.
Benefit from This State of the Art Technology with Our Help
We will make sure you have all of the benefits that this technology has to offer. Get in touch with us today if you want to maintain your stunning smile by preserving your teeth and ensuring that your gums are healthy. We are periodontics experts with many years of experience. Call the professionals here at Oregon Periodontics, P.C. now at (503) 575-7750 if you feel like you need to find more about this service. We will schedule an appointment for you so that we can assess your periodontal condition.
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11786 Southwest Barnes Rd Suite 210
Portland, OR 97225
Office: (503) 575-7750
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