January 5, 2016
If you’re one of the millions of Americans currently suffering from gum disease, you should know that its successful treatment is crucial to your greater health. Keep reading to learn why, and how our state-of-the-art dental practice uses laser periodontal therapy in Bethlehem to restore your gum health without any bleeding or sutures. That’s right — just like you’ve come to expect from the rest of our dental services, DeMartino Dental Group treats gum disease safely, comfortably and effectively!
Why Gum Disease Must Be Treated
Your oral health is inextricably linked to your overall health, and you might say your gums are the gateway to the rest of your body. Therefore, when the gums are infected, it’s easy for bacteria to enter the bloodstream and affect other areas of the health. The heart is especially vulnerable to the effects of gum disease, with stroke being more common in patients with the condition.
The number one cause of gum disease is, quite simply, insufficient oral care. You can prevent gum disease by maintaining excellent oral hygiene habits: brushing for two minutes, twice a day, flossing daily and visiting your Bethlehem dental practice for your twice-annual dental checkups.
Learn the signs of gum disease to help yourself seek a diagnosis and treatment in 2016.
- Red, swollen or tender gums
- Gum recession, or gums that seem to be pulling away from teeth
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Bleeding gums, especially after brushing and flossing
Laser Periodontal Therapy in Bethlehem
When your gum disease has been identified and you seek treatment from DeMartino Dental Group, you’ll benefit from our commitment to using the latest in technology to increase patient comfort and satisfaction. We use precise lasers to perform periodontal therapy — meaning no bleeding, no sutures and almost no discomfort for you. That’s something all our patients can get on board with.
Because the laser’s strength is adjustable, we can use this option to treat gum disease in almost any stage. Your periodontal treatment may involve one of the following methods.
- Scaling and root planing
- Gum curettage
- Bone grafting
That’s a lot! In short, laser periodontal therapy can include a number of applications. Click here to learn a little more about each one.
Schedule Your Appointment for Laser Gum Treatment Today
If you’d like to benefit from the very latest in periodontal therapy, please contact DeMartino Dental Group to book your appointment. As your family dentist in Bethlehem, we’re passionate about providing excellent, thoughtful dental care for residents in the LeHigh Valley and all surrounding areas.
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