Gum Disease Treatment
Do you have red, swollen or sensitive gums? Do you have constant bad breath? Have your gums slightly moved away from the teeth? Do your gums often bleed when brushing? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, there is a good chance that you have periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease is the most common form of gum disease. It is caused by bacteria that reside in the oral cavity. Because the bacteria reproduce, plaque or tartar begins to form. If tartar is not cleaned regularly by your dentist, you develop gingivitis (swollen gums that bleed when you brush), and soon, this inflammation may extend to the bone under the gums (periodontal disease).
If untreated it can cause tooth loss. Periodontal disease affects more than 80% of the population. Even more alarming is the fact that the vast majority of people are unaware they are showing the first signs of periodontal disease and visit their dentist only when the disease is already advanced. Periodontal disease is serious because it can be linked to health problems such as: cardiac and respiratory disease, low birth weight in newborn babies, heart attack, stroke, osteoporosis.
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Laser Treatment for Gum Disease
Dental lasers are playing an increasingly important role in periodontology, providing fast, simple and highly effective treatments for procedures such as closed curettage, gingivoplasty, gum pigmentation removal, crown lengthening, and more. Fotona’s dual-wavelength Er:YAG and Nd:YAG dental lasers are the perfect tools for performing the widest variety of laser-assisted periodontal procedures in a minimally invasive, cost-effective manner.
Introducing TwinLight® Periodontal Treatment
For treating periodontal disease, Fotona’s TwinLight® Periodontal Treatment (TPT) is a comprehensive and minimally invasive periodontal therapy incorporating the power of dentistry’s two most effective laser wavelengths: Er:YAG and Nd:YAG. The TwinLight® approach enables wavelength-optimized treatments for periodontal therapy (such as WPT™), which create the optimal conditions for healing periodontal tissues. What’s more, TPT prevents infection and promotes reduction in pocket depths.