The importance of caring for your gums

Your gums may seem like a relatively minor body part, but they’re very tightly linked to your overall health. For example, gum disease and inflammation are proven to be associated with a number of serious conditions, including strokes, heart attacks and Alzheimer’s disease. And, pregnant women have a much higher risk of giving birth to low-weight babies if they have gum disease.

As such, it’s critical to take care of your gums – not only for your oral health, but for the rest of your body as well. With laser bacterial reduction, we’re able to eradicate periodontal disease, promote healing and destroy the very bacteria that contributes to inflammation – so you can be as healthy and happy as possible.

Benefits of laser bacterial reduction

We recommend laser bacterial reduction to many of our Northridge & Woodland Hills patients who are suffering with gum disease and inflammation, simply because it is so effective and offers a number of incredible benefits, including:

  • Eliminate harmful bacteria and prevent it from entering the bloodstream.
  • Eradicate the bacteria that causes gum disease before it leads to a severe infection and tooth loss.
  • Reduce your risk of developing gum disease.
  • Improve your overall health.

Restoring your oral health with laser bacterial reduction

We will perform your laser bacterial reduction in the comfort of our Northridge office. You can expect the entire treatment experience to be completely pain-free and last approximately ten to fifteen minutes. To begin the procedure, we will apply a powerful local anesthetic to ensure you experience no pain. From there, we will apply the laser to hard-to-reach areas in and around your gum pockets, where harmful bacteria tends to accumulate. In this way, we will destroy any bacteria that is present and promote healing in the area.