Laser Bacterial Reduction in Corpus Christi

Did you know there’s a direct link between inflammation of the gums and systemic diseases that can be both debilitating and life threatening? Inflamed gums are a portal of entry for bacteria that is within periodontal pockets surrounding the teeth. And these bacteria, the ones associated with periodontal disease and chronic gum inflammation, can contribute to heart attacks, strokes, and Alzheimer’s Disease. What’s more? Studies have shown that pregnant women with poor gum health have a high likelihood of having preterm and low birth weight babies, and diabetics are at risk of heart disease and kidney failure.

Laser Bacterial Reduction

Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR) is a procedure that attacks periodontal inflammation at the microscopic level with dental soft tissue lasers. How does this work? The laser’s focused light targets bacterial colonies that are otherwise out of reach. As it destroys the bacteria, the laser simultaneously promotes a healing environment.

LBR—The Process

Simply put, we can significantly reduce harmful bacteria that endanger our dental and overall health by enveloping the teeth within the gum pocket with laser, a non-cutting mode of treatment. As we apply laser, the bacterial count around a tooth will drop from the billions to the hundreds within seconds. This process is painless and typically takes 5-10 minutes. Over the next several weeks, the area will heal, and the surrounding gum tissue will have the opportunity to reattach while the pockets shrink.

Benefits of Laser Bacterial Reduction

Prior to your cleaning appointments, it is important to have your teeth decontaminated with LBR for the following reasons. The laser treatment:

  • Reduces the number of bacteria that can be introduced into the blood stream.
  • Prevents the spreading of infection from one area of your life to another.
  • Eliminates bacteria that causes loss of attachment of surrounding areas.
  • Boosts immune system.
  • Improves overall health

Ready to give your gums the care they deserve? Call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Madry. We look forward to helping you have the smile you’ve always dreamed of.