Proven to kill harmful bacteria in the gums, laser bacterial reduction is a painless procedure performed by our Cadillac dentists that’s ideal for patients with a or those wanting to protect their smile. This treatment uses a safe, yet powerful laser around your teeth to get rid of bacteria in and near gum pockets.
Here’s what else you can expect with the laser bacterial reduction procedure.
How Does Laser Bacterial Reduction Work?
There are no blinding, hot, or painful lasers used in this procedure. Instead, our dentists use a non-cutting dental laser with a high-intensity light to gently eliminate difficult bacteria. If you’re already receiving periodontal therapy in the form of scaling and root planing, laser bacterial reduction is a great complementary procedure.
Because of how efficiently the laser operates, this form of treatment is considered non-invasive and can easily be tacked onto a routine teeth cleaning. Laser bacterial reduction therapy takes our dentists only a few minutes to complete but the positive effects can last for months.
It is important to understand that laser bacterial reduction doesn’t automatically make something likedisappear after one treatment. However, it will help your gums heal and gradually reverse the disease. Coupled with regular oral hygiene at home and cleanings twice a year, milder forms of gum disease become a thing of the past.
Key Benefits of Laser Bacterial Reduction
Both of our dentists at LifeSmiles Dentistry stand by laser bacterial reduction and love recommending the procedure to interested patients. Some of the notable benefits from choosing laser bacterial reduction include:
- Greater protection from potential oral infections in the future
- Boost to the immune system
- Patients of all ages can elect to have this treatment
- Completely painless and takes approximately 5-10 minutes
- Stronger resistance to infection and gum disease
- Pairs well with scaling and root planing
- Highly effective at getting rid of hard to treat bacteria in the mouth