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Biolaser Dentistry in Midtown East

Periodontitis, or periodontal (gum) disease, occurs due to the buildup of bacteria around the gum line. When plaque, or the sticky biofilm that forms on the surface of your teeth, is not removed every day, it turns into tartar, which cause gum disease. The removal of this bacteria is necessary for treating the infection and protecting your overall health -- and your dentist in Midtown East provides bacterial reduction for gum disease treatment more comfortably than ever with laser therapy.

The Need for Bacterial Reduction

Between your teeth and gums are small pockets. Healthy teeth fit tightly in the gumline, and these pockets are only 1 to 3 millimeters deep. But if bacteria is allowed to grow in the absence of good dental hygiene, the gum tissue will disintegrate and the pockets will get deeper. Tooth loss eventually occurs if periodontal disease is left untreated.

But treating and preventing gum disease isn’t just good for your mouth. It also benefits your overall health. Periodontitis has been linked to a number of diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer.

Visiting your dentist for regular preventive care allows us to identify areas of bacterial growth and reduce it before significant pockets develop. Either in a scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) procedure, or as a quick step in your regular checkup and cleaning, your dentist removes bacteria efficiently with the Biolase® laser.

Traditional gum disease treatment -- scaling and root planing -- takes several visits to the dentist’s office, and some patients find it uncomfortable. But laser dentistry with Biolase® takes only a few minutes to complete, and does not require the use of local anesthesia at all.

Preventing Gum Disease Is Easier Than You Think

Laser dentistry is greatly enhancing our treatment of gum disease, but it would be better if bacteria buildup never occurred in the first place. Unfortunately, most adults over the age of 35 are dealing with gum disease to some extent. How can you prevent the buildup of bacteria for healthier, cleaner teeth and gums? Gum disease prevention is not so difficult when you keep the following tips in mind.

Biolaser Dentistry in Midtown East

The team at Dr. Aaronson & Associates is pleased to offer patients advanced technology dentistry with Biolase®. You can benefit from comfortable, efficient gum disease treatment and prevention with our state-of-the-art laser dentistry. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!

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