Laser Gum Disease Therapy
Using a soft-tissue laser, Dr. Steve Schwam treats gum disease and promotes healing.
Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in American adults, and studies show that millions of people aren’t even aware they’re suffering from it. As much as 30% of the population is genetically predisposed to gum disease, and other factors like smoking, pregnancy, stress, teeth grinding, poor nutrition, diabetes, and poor oral hygiene just increase your risk. When you suffer from gum disease, it breaks down the soft tissue, destroying the bond between teeth and supporting gums. This will allow for jawbone deterioration and eventually tooth loss. Dr. Steve Schwam offers laser gum disease therapy at our Redmond dental office to make sure that you escape the damage of gum disease and maintain a healthy smile.
If so many people don’t realize that they have gum disease, how do you know if you have it? You can look for these symptoms:
- Gums that bleed when you brush or floss
- Red, swollen gums
- Loosening teeth
A lot of the time, your gum disease is discovered when you come in for a dental checkup. During your dental exam, Dr. Schwam will chart the depth of pockets in the gums and look for any bleeding. If we discover that you’re suffering from gum disease, we will create a complete care program for you, and it might include laser gum disease treatment.
Laser gum disease treatment is a step beyond traditional, non-surgical gum disease treatment. Lasers greatly improve your care, providing stronger sterilization, precision, comfort, and healing. Our office uses a gentle soft tissue laser to treat the pockets infected by bacteria and gum disease. This procedure, combined with ultrasonic techniques, will help remove the disease and restore your gums to optimal health.
If you’re worried that you might be suffering with gum disease and would be interested in receiving treatment from a dentist who offers state-of-the-art soft tissue laser care, contact our Redmond dental office today. We can help patients from Redmond, Sisters, Bend, and beyond experience optimal health and a lifetime of strong smiles with laser gum disease treatment and more from Dr. Steve Schwam.