No Drill, No Needle, No Fear – Most Advanced Laser Dentistry!
Reston Town Dental Center provides the latest equipment and technology for our patients to benefit from. Take for instance our industry leading dental laser which contains erbium, neodymium 200 & neodymium300 laser hand pieces. This amazing laser allows us to provide “Laser Periodontal Therapy”, the world’s most advanced form of care for people suffering from gum disease.
Benefits of Laser Periodontal Therapy:
- Replaces conventional “deep cleanings” with something far superior.
- Ultra-gentle procedure that is relatively painless, both during and after.
- Typically will cause severely diseased gums to regenerate healthy.
- Billed to your insurance company as traditional ‘scaling and root planning’
- Improve cardiovascular health by eliminating harmful bacteria in your gums.
Understanding Periodontal Diseases
If your gums bleed easily when you brush and floss, or if they are red and swollen, this may be a sign of periodontal disease, which attacks the gums and bone that support your teeth. This is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults and gum disease is also the most common infection in America. It may also put the patient’s hearts at risk because the bacteria involved with gum disease can attach to heart valves causing vegetations there. It is also associated with a plethora of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke and preterm labor, to name just a few. This bacterial infection can also be transmitted to other people in your family through kissing and sharing utensils. A spouse has a 40% risk of acquiring periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease is often silent, however warning signs are common:
- Loose teeth that can be move under the force of biting/grinding
- Bleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating hard food
- Red, swollen or tender gums
- Gums that are receding or pulling away from teeth, causing the teeth to take longer than before
- Sores in your mouth
- Persistent bad breath
Periodontal disease is an insidious infection that develops around teeth and not an inevitable result of ageing, as some people believe. It is usually painless in the earlier stages and the symptoms are subtle. You may not realize there is a problem until the infection has spread far below the gum line, where it is difficult to remove.
Prevention and treatment for periodontal diseases
Brushing and flossing your teeth properly, swishing with antibacterial mouthwash as daily habits can help in preventing periodontal diseases. Professional periodontal therapy in a dental office, however, is the best way for you to prevent periodontal disease. We specialize in the roots of the teeth and the gums themselves, both of which are very important to your overall oral health. Thus, profession dental procedures such as prophylaxis cleanings, full mouth debridement, scaling and root planing and others, will be employed to maintain healthy gums and teeth for you and your family members. The big difference in our office is that we use ultra-expensive industry leading instruments for these procedures. Thus, we invest in piezotome instruments and piezo ultrasonic hand pieces to make the procedure as comfortable as possible for our patients.