New Laser Dental Cleaning Disinfects the Pockets Between Your Teeth and Gums
Have you heard about Laser Pocket Disinfection (LPD)? It is a laser dental cleaning that can kill millions of harmful bacteria living in the pockets between your teeth and gums. It takes only 10 to 15 minutes and is painless. If you’ve ever been diagnosed with gingivitis or more advanced periodontitis, LPD can be an essential addition to periodic dental cleanings. At Farber Center’s Long Island locations in Medford and Hauppauge, NY, we offer LPD as an advanced treatment option. It can benefit patients who need more than the standard cleaning to maintain their oral health. Long term, it can help preserve healthy gums and save teeth that might be lost eventually.
Your dentist or hygienist might recommend a laser dental cleaning if they notice inflamed gums during a routine visit. Also, if you’ve seen any gum disease symptoms on your own — redness, swelling, sensitivity or bleeding — be sure to report them during your appointment. We can offer laser pocket disinfection at Farber Center thanks to our PerioLase MVP-7 from Millennium Dental Technologies. It is the same advanced piece of equipment our periodontists use for other gum disease treatment, including the FDA-cleared LAR procedure, which can help resolve more severe gum disease. Taking advantage of its cleaning abilities to prevent gum disease or its reoccurrence can help maintain your oral health.
How Does Laser Pocket Disinfection Work?
The Laser Pocket Disinfection treatment is painless. During your cleaning visit, a specially trained hygienist uses a dental laser beam that passes through healthy tissue while targeting and destroying millions of bacteria and related toxins. These bacteria, living in periodontal pockets between teeth and gums, are the cause of inflammation and gum disease. Your treatment takes only 10-15 minutes, and you’ll leave with healthier gums instantly. This laser procedure is noninvasive and faster than other methods. Because it is quick and pain-free, our patients give it high marks and the long-term benefit to oral health can be substantial. Better still, there is no healing nor downtime afterward.
Effective LPD is possible thanks to the PerioLase MVP-7 dental laser, which was developed by dental professionals for specific treatments related to gum disease. It has received FDA clearance for its ability to regenerate tissue and bone in cases of more advanced periodontitis. In those cases, bacteria in the pockets between teeth and gums has caused the gums to separate from teeth. The PerioLase MVP-7 can clear bacteria and stimulate the body’s healing processes to reattach gums to teeth in a process that save teeth that otherwise might be lost. All of the laser treatments are less invasive and more comfortable than other methods — and faster.
What are the Major Benefits of Laser Dental Cleaning?
Your oral health and whole-body health are linked, and there is an increasing amount of research exploring the many connections. If you already have periodontal (gum) disease, laser dental cleaning is an instant benefit to kill bacteria, rid your mouth of toxins and control or prevent the recurrence of the disease. — and it’s likely this is beneficial to your health overall. Recent studies have explored the possible links between gum disease and diseases of the circulatory system, the immune system, and the potential to aggravate diabetes. It’s also helpful for gingivitis and periodontitis, which can lead to tooth loss and deterioration of the underlying jaw bone. Healthy gums and teeth go hand in hand for excellent oral health, which benefits you in many ways.
At Farber Center for Periodontics & Dental Implants, we strive to offer the most effective laser pocket disinfection Long Island has available, serving both Suffolk and Nassau Counties. We were early to acquire the needed PerioLase MVP-7 dental laser to treat and clear gum disease more quickly and comfortably. We are dedicated to saving teeth and when that is not possible to replace them with the best options, including dental implants. If you’ve noticed redness, irritation, or swelling in your gums, come in today for an exam. If you have gingivitis or periodontitis, we’ll treat you right away and may well add LPD to the list of periodontal treatments to restore your oral health. Your teeth and gums will benefit, your smile will be preserved, you’ll have fresher breath and so many other benefits. Our mission is to help you have excellent oral health.