Gum disease causes bacteria to build up in the gums surrounding the teeth. Gum disease affects not only the gum tissue but the supporting bone beneath it causing the teeth to become loose. A loose tooth is usually an indication that the tooth isn't supported and you may lose it. To treat gum disease root planing and scaling is done by using ultrasonic equipment to loosen and flush the bacteria and plaque build-up in the gum line. This method may be an option, however, depending on the severity, periodontal surgery may be needed. In most cases, once a tooth has become wobbly surgery is the only option to save the tooth. At All Smiles we use laser dentistry reducing the time required and pain experienced for our patients.
Minimally invasive laser treatment
Traditional periodontal surgery involves small cuts being made into the gums and the gums being pushed back to access the tooth's root. Lifting the gum tissue allows your dentist to do root cleaning, scaling and planing and then stitching the gums back together at a lower level perhaps exposing part of the tooth's root. This means patients are at risk of having a very sensitive tooth. In some cases where the bone structure has been compromised, bone grafting may be needed to replace lost tissue.
Luckily, the dentists at All Smiles Dentist are well versed in laser dentistry meaning this traditional approach to periodontal surgery can be avoided in most cases. At All Smiles Dentist, Dr Ismail Sayed treats even severe gum disease effectively, using a high-tech, minimally invasive dental laser. Laser gum treatment allows your dentist to regenerate tissues lost to gum disease, less invasively. By stimulating stem cells in the tissue and destroying only the gingivalis bacteria, which is the main contributor to gum disease, the healthy tissues are preserved, and the body's healing process is triggered to regenerate the bone around the tooth. Laser gum disease treatment can precisely and accurately treat gum disease and stabilise any wobbly teeth by encouraging bone regeneration with limited bleeding and swelling, reduced recovery time and no need for general anaesthetic.