Laser Bacterial Reduction
Laser Bacterial Reduction Therapy
Periodontal disease is one of the quickest growing oral health concerns. More than 80% of adults in the United States suffer from some level of periodontal disease. It’s become increasingly important to find alternative and effective ways of treating bacterial growth and infection in the mouth and gums. Making this even more critical is the increasing understanding of the links between periodontal disease with other more serious conditions including heart disease, kidney failure, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and stroke. The next level of care for periodontal disease is Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR) therapy. A gentler, yet effective way of reducing bacterial infections and periodontal disease, LBR is becoming a standard procedure for treating periodontal disease.
What is Laser Bacterial Reduction Therapy?
Laser Bacterial Reduction therapy is a non-invasive method of killing bacteria in the mouth. This procedure is done during a routine cleaning visit. LBR is accomplished using a non-cutting dental laser. The high-intensity light is focused around the teeth, especially at the gum line, and is used to kill harmful bacteria in the mouth. This treatment is highly effective for ridding difficult to treat bacteria from the mouth.
What Are the Benefits of LBR?
Almost all patients can benefit from LBR. Even healthy mouths will experience some bleeding and irritation from normal cleanings, using LBR as a routine part of a regular dental visit can protect the mouth from potential infections. LBR is a great companion to plaque scaling and planning. Removing plaque from the teeth is a great place to start caring for periodontal disease. Combine that with intense, focused bacteria reduction, and the effectiveness of treatments for periodontal disease increases, and has a better chance of lasting longer. Over the long term, the use of LBR in dental cleanings and as a supplement to other treatments for periodontal disease, can improve the overall health of teeth and gums and give the immune system a boost.
***Is LBR Just for Periodontal Disease?
No! We are so excited to let you know laser therapy can be used for a variety of other dental treatments! This may include treatments for cold sores and herpetic lesions, providing sensitivity relief for the root surfaces of your teeth and can be used at regular hygiene appointments to reduce bacteria and support healthy gums!
Give us a call at 832 830-8226 if you would like to schedule a visit, or mention LBR at your next appointment. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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