at Dental Associates of Corona can spot gum disease a mile away. If your gum infection requires treatment, laser dentistry may become part of the plan.

Why Does Gum Disease Occur?

Gum infections usually result from plaque and tartar buildup at the gumline. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection. As the germs set up camp in your tissues, recession occurs. There is also an erosive effect on the connective tissues between your teeth and gums. Periodontal pockets are little spaces that develop from the separation of infected tissues. Comfortable in the warm, dark, moist environment of periodontal pockets, germs breed and infect further. Often times, this leads to tooth loss.

Laser Gum Disease Treatment

When periodontal infection is detected and treated early, gum disease is treatable without surgery. Scaling and root planning are commonly referred to as “deep cleanings” and can help with earlier stages of gum disease. Another possible option is the use of a laser beam that vaporizes the bacteria and the infection. The name for this procedure is laser debridement or laser decontamination. Laser gum treatment restores a healthy mouth conducive to the reattachment of gum tissue and teeth. Since periodontal disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss, laser treatment has become an essential element of maintaining patient’s smiles well into their golden years.

Laser Dentistry from Corona Dentists

Your Corona dentists offer comprehensive general dentistry services including the use of lasers to comfortably enhance many of the procedures we offer. You can schedule a consultation at our 92879 dental office by calling (951) 273-9580. We serve patients in the 92879 area and surrounding communities.