March is Oral Health Month, so it’s the ideal time to consider your oral hygiene routine and make sure you’re taking good care of your mouth. If your gum health is not what it should be, take the opportunity this month to schedule a laser dentistry appointment with your dentist in Vancouver, BC. Here are some of the top ways laser treatments can improve your oral health.
- Reduce Inflammation
Diseases of the gum tissue involve inflammation, so controlling or reducing inflammation is a key to recovery. Laser dentistry targets and removes bacteria that inflame the gum tissue. It does this with a high degree of accuracy, so surrounding tissues aren’t harmed in the process.
- Minimal Tissue Trauma
Traditional gum disease treatments require diseased tissue to be cut away with sharp tools such as scalpels. The treated areas are then sealed up with stitches while they heal. This traditional type of oral surgery is invasive and can potentially lead to excessive bleeding, post-operative infections and other complications. Laser gum treatments like the BIOLASE WaterLase dental laser, on the other hand, use light beams to cut into the soft gum tissue. Lasers cause minimal tissue trauma and are associated with a lower risk of post-operative complications.
- Minimal Discomfort
For those with dental anxiety, laser treatments can provide an improved treatment experience. Laser dentistry is associated with a much lower risk of discomfort and may even reduce or eliminate your need for anesthetic. Unlike many other dental tools, lasers do not need friction or pressure to work. They cut effortlessly through gum tissue and seal off the treatment area so you don’t need to worry about receiving stitches.
Are You a Candidate?
Most people are candidates for laser dentistry. To find out how to improve your oral health without a single scalpel incision or suture, contact Wall Centre Dental today. We’ll help you schedule your appointment with Dr. Parviz Roshanzamir at your convenience.