If you are at risk of developing or currently suffer from gum disease, our dentists may recommend laser light therapy. This simple, minimally invasive treatment uses high-intensity light energy to eliminate disease-causing bacteria in your mouth and improve your oral health. We invite you to contact Costa Dentistry today to reserve your consultation and find out more about how laser light therapy in Ashburn and Great Falls, Virginia, can benefit you!
What Is Laser Light Therapy?
Laser light therapy, also known as laser bacteria reduction (LBR), is a type of laser dental treatment used to improve your oral health and help protect your mouth from gum disease. This treatment involves the use of a high-intensity light energy, and when applied, it will kill most of the harmful bacteria in your mouth, reducing the strain on your immune system and making other dental treatments, including dental cleanings, safer to perform.
What Is the Process for Laser Light Treatment?
The process is simple, noninvasive and painless. We will simply focus the light energy of the laser around the teeth and into your periodontal pockets during a regular dental cleaning. The entire process will take only five to 10 minutes to complete.
What Are the Benefits of Laser Light Therapy?
There are many benefits to receiving a laser light therapy. These benefits include:
- A quick and comfortable treatment
- A completely noninvasive treatment
- Reduced risk of cross-contamination within the mouth during other treatments
- A boost to the immune system
- Stimulation of periodontal tissues to make them more resistant to infection
- Overall improvement to oral and general health
Why Should I Choose to Receive This Treatment?
Periodontal disease is a serious medical condition, and studies show that nearly 80% of adults in the U.S. develop this disease. Gum disease has also been linked to many systemic health problems, including heart disease, kidney failure, diabetes, strokes, respiratory problems and Alzheimer’s. Periodontal disease occurs when bacteria in the mouth infect and inflame the gum tissues. While our immune system is designed to help deal with these attacks, we still need to work to protect ourselves. Laser light therapy works to improve oral hygiene and health by eliminating harmful bacteria, and it is an incredibly effective tool when used in conjunction with regular brushing and flossing and preventive treatments such as dental cleanings.