Deep pockets or periodontal pockets are the infected spaces between the gum line, creating the perfect environment for bacteria to flourish. This could spread the infection to bone and structures around the teeth, possibly leading to gum disease.
Gum diseases affect your gums, teeth, and supporting tissues. They occur due to unhealthy dental conditions, diseases such as diabetes, genetic susceptibility, and certain medicines. Different gum disease treatment options are available, allowing patients to select the best option based on their dentist's recommendation.
Laser treatment is an excellent alternative to surgical gum disease treatment, which employs a laser to treat the infected area to eliminate the bacteria. It permits treatments that do not require stitching or cutting and with less discomfort for the patient.
Symptoms of Gum Diseases
Gum diseases are caused by the build-up of plaque and tartar, which can cause deep pockets in your mouth. Bacteria and food debris get trapped in these pockets, creating a favorable environment for infection to develop. The symptoms of gum disease include:
- Red, tender or swollen gums
- Receding gums
- Bad breath
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Formation of deep pockets within your gums
Reasons to Choose Laser Treatment for Deep Pockets
Many dentists are now advising patients to consider laser therapy instead of conventional dental surgical techniques to treat gum disease.
- Laser gum disease removes the inflammation-causing bacteria and reduces bleeding gums.
- Gum laser treatment is tailored to specific patients, giving your dentist complete control over the process and allowing them to develop a tailored approach to patient needs.
- Laser treatments are not too invasive, which dramatically reduces pain and pressure for the patient, eliminating the need for anesthesia.
- It offers quicker healing times than traditional procedures and doesn't cause a lot of trauma to your teeth, gums, and surrounding areas.
Laser Treatment For Deep Pockets
If you suffer from gum disease, gums tend to become saggy around the gum line due to deep pockets. Laser sterilization treatment helps to eliminate the disease by sterilizing the affected region by using laser energy.
Here's a step-by-step cleaning of the gum pocket with laser treatment:
- A laser is used to eliminate damaged tissues from gum pockets infected by gum disease.
- When the damaged tissue is eliminated, it exposes the roots of the affected tooth.
- All affected roots are cleaned thoroughly.
- Laser energy is used to enhance and promote the healing of bone and tissue.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Anaheim Hills, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist. Please call us at (714) 974-0949 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.