According to the Center for Disease Control half of all Americans over 30 have some form of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. This puts the number of struggling patients who need help with periodontal therapy at over 60 million. Periodontal therapy provides dentists with a way of helping patients improve their oral health and overall well-being.
What Causes Gum Disease?
Gum disease results from the buildup of food, bacteria and plaque around your teeth and gums. As plaque hardens into calculus, the soft tissues of the gums can become inflamed, causing sensitivity and bleeding. Over time pockets can form between the teeth and gums. These pockets can give bacteria an entryway into your bloodstream and from there to the rest of the body. Advanced periodontal disease can also cause tooth loss and may make a person more vulnerable to health problems like heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and pre-term birth. This means that Periodontal Therapy is vital for preserving your health and well-being.
Precise Care with Laser Dentistry
As dental technology evolves, care becomes more precise and comfortable. You can see this advancement in the way soft tissue lasers have changed periodontal therapy. Using a soft tissue laser, Dr. Sabourin only has to touch the tissue that needs to be treated. Furthermore there is no need for a scalpel or stitches. This is because laser therapy is minimally invasive and cauterizes as it treats. It also means you can look forward to a much shorter recovery period.
We are ready to schedule your Periodontal Therapy with Dr. Sabourin and our gifted hygienists! Call us today so that we may coordinate this appointment! We are honored to serve discriminating patients from across San Diego, La Jolla, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Carlsbad, Poway, Encinitas, East County, across the country and around the world.