Laser Dentistry: Laser-Focused on Defeating Gum Disease

laser dentistry and gum disease

To address severe cases of gum disease, there isn’t a better combination than an experienced periodontist and traditional periodontal treatment. However, for less severe cases, there is a less invasive option for removing bacteria to preserve the healthy areas of the gums. Get to know laser dentistry and find out why you might opt for laser therapy for your next dental procedure.  Dr. Anderson uses the state of the art BioLase ER/CR:YSGG laser for various periodontal procedures to provide patients with a minimally invasive option.

Just About Pain-Free

With your periodontist using a finely tuned and highly accurate laser to carefully debride diseased gum tissue, you can expect a pain-free procedure and most commonly only mild pain and minimal bleeding at after laser gum therapy.

More Efficient

Armed with a dental laser, a skilled periodontist can precisely remove the etiologic factor of gum disease – pathogenic bacteria and associated toxins – they’re targeting.  Because of how precise and accurate dental lasers are, sutures are typically optional to adapt gum tissue into place after your procedure.

Rebound

Although each patient has sight variations in anatomy and systemic health, most patients report a short recovery period after laser gum therapy making this procedure an appealing option. With minimal bleeding and need for stitches, many people recover from laser gum surgery in Bloomfield Hills, MI in roughly 24 – 48 hours.

Considerations

Minimally invasive gum surgery is efficient, effective, nearly pain-free and it provides for a quick rebound after your procedure. It is important to keep in mind that in severe cases of gum disease conventional gum surgery is the most predictable way of reaching periodontal stability.  To keep laser gum therapy available as an option to manage your gum disease, be sure to stay in contact with your periodontist office to catch small problems before they grow into much bigger issues.

More Ways to Fight Gum Disease in Bloomfield Hills, MI

Take a moment to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anderson at Anderson Periodontal Wellness to learn more about your options for treating gum disease in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

How Full Arch Dental Implants Compare to Traditional Dentures

Traditional, adhesive-affixed dentures are disadvantaged in many ways. Thanks to major advances in the development of dental implants, a more stable and more reliable alternative to conventional dentures is now commonly offered at surgeon offices across the country.

Dental implant fixed dentures affix to the patient’s anatomy quite literally. Implants hold bridges, dentures and other dental restorations firmly in place so you don’t suffer the slipping, sliding and mouth irritation you might experience with conventional dentures.

Take a look at what makes full arch implants special, along with how implant-supported dentures compare to conventional dentures.

All on 4 Dental Implants and Conventional Dentures

Conventional dentures leverage suction, adhesives or a combination of the two to stay in place in your mouth. The denture or “plate” is an acrylic prosthetic that is tissue borne only, meaning it relies on the gum on the top the mouth to stay in place.  Because there is no “anchor” to fix to, the most common complaint of denture users is the lack of stability and therefore confidence in retention during chewing, speaking and interacting with others.

Dental implants solved the stability issues of traditional dentures by acting more like natural teeth. Based around a titanium screw or “post,” dental implants are embedded in the jawbone where they will fuse with the bone over the months following the implant placement procedure.

With the implants integrated with the jawbone, the stability and reliability from implant-supported dentures will be far superior to the support delivered by the adhesives and suction of conventional dentures.

Here are some of the many benefits you’ll enjoy with full arch dental implants, compared to conventional dentures:

  • Smile confidently, knowing your dentures will not shift in your mouth and throw off your smile
  • Eat confidently, knowing you cannot dislodge your dentures by eating tough or dense foods
  • Speak confidently, knowing phonetics are predictable without distortion of your words

Find Out More

Schedule a consultation with Anderson Periodontal Wellness in Bloomfield Hills, MI to learn more about full arch dental implants.