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Oakland Smile Center | Laser in Oakland


OAKLAND SMILE DENTAL
Dr. Hamid Amiri, DDS

 


8105 Edgewater Dr.
Suite 124
Oakland, CA  94621
Phone:  (510) 924-7310

Laser
 

Laser Periodontal Treatment

Laser Periodontal Treatment is a new type of therapy used to treat gum disease.  It has proven to be very effective and is free of the typical drawbacks of conventional surgery.  Laser periodontal treatment stops the infection, reduces the bacteria, reduces gum pockets, and maintains better results over time.  Choosing laser periodontal treatment means excellent, long-lasting results without cutting the tissue.

 

Procedure:

Laser periodontal treatment starts with identifying a deep periodontal pocket, complete with bone loss and tartar on the root surface. We then use the laser to remove the infected and unhealthy gum tissue out of the pocket.  All remaining tartar and debris is then rinsed out.  Now, the dentist will use the laser again to kill any remaining bacteria or toxins, completely disinfecting the area. 

 

Laser Scaling and Root Planing 

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults. Reports indicate that millions of people are unaware that they have gum disease, and about 30% of the population is genetically susceptible to contracting the condition. Other risk factors include smoking, pregnancy, puberty, stress, grinding teeth, poor nutrition, diabetes, and poor oral hygiene. When gum disease sets in, it destroys soft tissue, breaks the strong bond between teeth and supporting gums, and can cause jawbone deterioration, as well as tooth loss.

Soft-tissue laser therapy for deep cleanings presents many advantages. The laser beam seals as it removes damaged tissue, so bleeding is minimal. Because of the reduced trauma, most patients feel better than they would after traditional deep cleanings.

If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, or if they appear red, swollen, or are tender to the touch, you may have gum disease. Depending upon the severity of your case, our hygienists may recommend deep cleaning to reverse the condition. Our office uses a gentle soft-tissue laser to treat the pockets infected by bacteria and periodontal disease. This procedure, combined with ultrasonic techniques, will help remove the disease and restore your gums to optimal health.

 

 

 
 
 

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