According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 64.7 million adults over the age of 30 have some form of periodontal (gum) disease. Despite this saddening statistic, periodontal disease is highly preventable.
The Silent Enemy
Gum disease can develop when harmful bacteria sneaks below the gum line, often a result of improper or infrequent brushing and flossing. The symptoms for gum disease are red, swollen, tender, or bleeding gums when you brush, floss, and eat hard foods. Other symptoms include gum recession, bad breath, sensitivity to different temperatures, or spaces developing between your teeth and gums.
Despite these symptoms, many Americans have no idea they have gum disease. If left untreated, it can lead to infection, tooth loss, jawbone damage, and other serious oral health issues. In fact, studies have indicated gum disease can damage other parts of your body, resulting into health risks such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and much more!
Try Laser Dentistry
Thankfully, Dr. Bjorklund stays up-to-date on the latest in restorative dentistry techniques near Minneapolis, and has advanced in the field of laser dentistry. Laser dentistry is the most effective way to treat the advance stages of gum disease, which gently disinfects and evaporates diseased tissue from around your teeth and inside your gum pockets.
Our laser dentistry has become the superior option for gum therapy, and has become a patient favorite for the following reasons:
- Considerably faster than traditional methods.
- Delivers easy access to tissues, even those below the gum line.
- Minimal discomfort or bleeding, and rapid recovery time.
- The non-invasive laser-assisted treatment helps you to bypass the undue stress and anxiety associated with traditional methods using metal instruments.
- Normally does not require anesthetics.
We can keep your smile at the top of its game with our advanced technology and our utilized expertise. Give your gums something to smile about by scheduling your laser therapy appointment with us today!