One of the most symbolic impacts of periodontitis is receding gums, which is the result of the destruction of gum tissue due to the infection. Some people are genetically inclined to gum disease but it can also be the result of brushing too harshly or with a hard bristle toothbrush. The fact is that once the gum tissue has receded it cannot return to its original position.

The spaces that are left between the teeth and the gum tissue as a result of the recession serve as an open invitation for bacteria and food debris to collect. These “pockets” have to be cleaned out regularly as part of a regimen for periodontal maintenance. Some bleeding is likely to occur during a periodontal cleaning which could increase the chances of oral bacteria entering the main bloodstream and spreading to other parts of the body.

Laser bacterial reduction is an innovative technique that dental hygienists use in the treatment of periodontal patients An optical light guides the laser beam into and around the pockets to reach and destroy the bacteria thriving there and reduce inflammation. It also stimulates the tissue to resist future infection. LBR is a simple, painless procedure that has proven to be an effective tool in the maintenance of periodontal disease.

Benson Hill Smiles offers treatment and maintenance tools to impede the of gum disease along with important information about prevention. Call today @ 425-276-7843.

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