Gum disease is a severe swelling disorder, which causes tooth loss, gum deterioration, and other medical health problems. Although there are other periodontal therapies to choose from, Nishita Gandhi, DDS, provides the most technologically sophisticated therapy at her two clinics in the Bronx, NY. Dr. Gandhi and her colleagues are excited to be using the EPICTM Diode Laser from Biolase, the sole diode laser in the U.S that is certified for soft tissue treatments. Call the office or use the online booking service to arrange an appointment for mild Bronx laser gum treatment.
What Exactly is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is a swelling gum issue resulting from plaque accumulation on your gums and teeth. If it remains unattended, plaque reaches below the gum line, forming tiny pockets of bacteria. As the bacteria festers and multiplies in the pockets, it begins to damage your tooth-supporting bone and gum tissue, resulting in tooth and bone loss with time.
What is the Root Cause of Gum Disease?
Gum disease results directly from plaque accumulation, which generates acids that nibble away your gums and teeth. There are numerous risk factors for the issue, including:
- Insufficient dental hygiene (not flossing, brushing, etc.)
- Tobacco consumption (chewing or smoking tobacco)
- Changes in hormone levels throughout menopause and pregnancy
- Particular medications (immunosuppressive drugs, blood pressure, anti-seizure, and more)
- Crooked teeth
If you experience or struggle with any of the risk factors listed above, keep an eye out for the potential gum disease symptoms:
- Gum swelling
- Gum ache
- Bleeding gums
- Red and sensitive gums
- Noticeable pits between the teeth and gums
- Undesirable taste in your mouth
- Breath problems
- Loose teeth
Because some persons suffering from gum disease have no signs whatsoever, it is critical to arrange bi-annual dental evaluations and cleanings with Dr. Gandhi.
How Could Laser Gum Procedures Work to Prevent Gum Disease?
Conventional gum disease procedures, like root planing and scaling- noninvasive treatments where a dentist washes the pits of plaque and germs beneath your gum line- are quite efficient at keeping the problem from progressing.
On the other hand, Dr. Gandhi takes her therapies to the next level with the EPIC X Diode Laser. This cutting-edge device encourages Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR). LBR is a painless, non-surgical dental treatment that destroys close to 100% of the germs found in the gum areas around your teeth.
Furthermore, throughout root planing and scaling, Dr. Gandhi employs the Diode Laser for Laser-Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT). This contemporary laser removes not only unhealthy and damaged soft tissue in gum pockets but also destroys hazardous germs and detoxifies your gums. It is both mild and efficient, lowering the extent of cavities created by gum disease while also preserving bone density surrounding your teeth.
The Diode Laser could also be used for gum contouring, also known as gingivoplasty, or gingivectomy, to restructure your gums whenever pits form between your gums and teeth. With its high precision, this laser therapy device can assist you in attaining a beautiful smile without surgical intervention.
To discover how laser gum treatments can help enhance your smile, call Nishita Gandhi, DDS, or schedule a consultation online right away.