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Laser assisted Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal disease is very common in the United States. It affects people of all ages but is generally seen in adults over 30 years of age. It can be attributed to a variety of causes, however, poor oral hygiene is generally the main reason. In the past, if someone had periodontal disease, they would need to see a specialist and have gum surgery. While this is still the case in some instances, new technology has allowed general dentists to serve their patients with periodontal disease. Using a laser, the dentist or hygienist can destroy the bacteria that cause the disease and heal the gums to their original state. Jackson Family Dentistry uses laser therapy on all of our periodontal patients and we have seen a big increase in the effectiveness for treating this disease.
If you are unsure of what periodontal disease is, it is caused by a build-up of plaque. If oral hygiene slips or you start to skip your dental cleaning visits then plaque will continue to build-up. D…

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