Eliminate Gum Sensitivity
Periodontal disease, gum disease is a real problem. The percentages of adults that have some form of gum disease in their mouth, somewhere between 60% and 65% of all adults have some form of gum disease in their mouth. And the problem with that is not just with your teeth, there’s all kinds of other health problems. Patients with undiagnosed or gum diseases not being addressed have higher incidence of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, low birth weight babies. I mean, these are all pretty significant things. There’s also even a higher incidence of certain forms of cancers that are because of that. So how, how do we address this? Well, frankly, sometimes it’s as easy as you need to come in and just get your teeth cleaned. Sometimes it involves more involved types of things, involved procedures.
We have the opportunity, the ability, to use a diode laser here in the practice. The diode laser’s great because it not only basically, in combination with the cleaning things that need to happen, it can kill bacteria in places that you can’t get to. And it also stimulates the tissue so we get a better healing response. All these things that we can do are great things, and frankly, they help to keep the specialists away where sometimes surgery’s involved. And that’s not fun for anyone. So, anything we can do, and we do it every day on a daily basis, is use the laser in combination with different types of traditional cleaning methods to keep teeth and keep them clean and keep them supported and stable for a lifetime.
That’s the plan, that’s always the goal. Keep the teeth clean and supported and stable and functioning because people are funny. They like to be able to chew and eat their food, and we wanna be able to make sure that they can do that as much as they want whenever they want.