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How Laser Gum Treatment Can Help Treat Gum Disease

Laser TherapyLasers have helped change the lives of many people in different fields, including those with oral and dental problems. Although the use of laser in dentistry is still not as widespread, it has been used to positive effect in the treatment of various dental conditions, including gum disease.

How Gum Disease Works

Periodontal or gum disease is an infection that mainly affects the supporting tissues and bone that’s responsible for holding your teeth where they are. The condition affects everyone, from children to the elderly, but is much more common in adults their 30s and older.

Gum disease may be the result of many things, such as poor oral hygiene, genetics, smoking, diabetes and other chronic illnesses, and even medication.

If left to progress, gum disease can affect the gums so much that the roots may start to become exposed. This can cause pain, sensitivity and other problems.

Typically, gum disease in its later stages is treated via scaling and root planning. This is a non-surgical method where the dental care professional cleans the surface of the teeth. Also, if necessary, the dental care professional may resort to gum flap surgery. This is a surgical procedure where the gum tissue is cut and flapped back to allow for the thorough cleaning of the roots underneath. Once finished, the dental care professional then sutures the gum tissue back into place and leaves it to heal.

Where Laser Therapy Comes In

Laser gum therapy or treatment is an alternative to scaling and root planning, as well as gum flap surgery. It’s a procedure where the dental care professional uses a dental laser to access and remove the inflamed gum tissue that’s surrounding the root of the tooth. Once removed, the root is left exposed and this is where scaling begins. This involves scraping off all the built-up bacteria from the teeth, gum line and around the teeth. The root is then smoothed off using laser and instruments, removing any rough spots that may attract bacteria and cause infections in the future.

What Makes Laser Gum Therapy Different?

The main benefit with laser gum therapy is that it requires no general anesthetic, which helps minimize complications resulting from anesthesia. The lasers are also more accurate, able to target the diseased areas with better precision. Also, unlike regular surgery, there’s less bleeding, pain and swelling involved with laser gum therapy, which also means that recovery and healing times are much shorter.

Of course, you wouldn’t have to worry about the risks of laser gum therapy, or any other kind of periodontal treatment, if you take good care of your teeth. You should make sure that you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time and floss at least once daily. You also may want to use an oral mouthwash to rinse your mouth, preferably one that doesn’t contain alcohol. More importantly, make it a point to schedule an appointment with your dentist at least twice a year for checkups and professional cleanings.

If you feel that you would benefit from laser gum therapy, contact Dr. Clive Rosenbusch, DDS at 561-394-7888 to schedule a consultation today or visit for additional information regarding laser gum therapy. The latest Fotona Lightwalker laser a dual wavelength laser is used.

Seven Benefits of Dental Dentures

closeup of smile with white teeth

Dentures are removable dental appliances that’s used to replace missing teeth. They’ve long been criticized for their supposedly improper and uncomfortable fit, as well as how unnatural-looking they are.

The truth, however, could not be farther from that.

Case in point, today’s dentures have improved to the point that they’re no longer noticeable and are more comfortable to wear than ever before.

If you’re thinking about having your missing teeth replaced, consider these seven wonderful benefits that you could get from a dental denture.

  1. They can give your self-confidence a huge boost

If you’ve had missing teeth for a long time, having a new set of teeth that looks as good as your natural ones and are also comfortable to wear can do wonders to your self-esteem and self-confidence.

With dentures, you can flash your full set of teeth again and smile to your heart’s content.

  1. You don’t need to visit your dentist as often

Of course, this only applies once you get past the initial adjustment period where you’ll need to visit the dentist every month or so. After that, your dentures will be relatively hassle-free and you’d only need to visit the dentist for regular checkups and professional cleaning.

  1. You’re free to eat what you want and when you want to

As you age, your gums tend to be a bit more sensitive than in your younger years and this can seriously affect what you eat. The effect can be so severe that you may just end up avoiding certain types of food just because they cause pain and sensitivity. Though, with dentures, you don’t have to worry about that anymore.

With dentures, the ligament connecting your natural teeth to your nervous system is severed. While your new, false teeth will still rub on your gums, they’re not exactly attached to any nerves. This means that you’ll be able to eat whatever you want without having to worry about it causing any kind of pain or sensitivity.

  1. They are custom-made dental appliances

Contrary to popular belief, dentures actually fit well. This is because they’re made to match the exact measurements of your mouth. The fact that dental medicine and technology has improved over the years and will only continue to improve is further proof that dentures will only get even more comfortable to wear in the future.

  1. You can go back to living the healthy lifestyle you’ve always wanted

Because dentures give you back the ability to chew your food properly, you’re able to get the full amount of nutrient that your body needs again. Even better is that wearing dentures allow you to follow a diet routine that you’ve always wanted, but for some reason related to your missing teeth or tooth sensitivity, never really pursued.

  1. You get to look better and younger

Missing teeth can cause the cheeks to sink inwards or downwards, causing unsightly facial wrinkles and making you look older than you actually are. But, the good news is that dentures can actually prevent and even reverse this process, allowing you to look your age, if not younger!

  1. They are easy to adjust

Dentures not only are more comfortable and easier to use than ever, they also look a lot more natural than in the past. Also, if you experience problems with your denture such as clicking noises, gag reflexes, or loose dentures, you can now easily have them fixed and adjusted at your dentist’s clinic.

Dental dentures offer many benefits to those who choose to wear them, such as an enhanced smile and much-improved confidence.

Visit your dentist today to know more about how these removable dental appliances can help you!

If you’re interested in having your missing teeth replaced with dentures, contact Dr. Clive Rosenbusch, DDS at 561-394-7888 to schedule an appointment today! Or visit for additional information regarding removable dental appliances.