If untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss, stroke, heart attack, and other very serious conditions. Fortunately, LANAP laser gum treatment provides a less-invasive and time-efficient option to safely address periodontal disease. This cutting-edge laser technology does not cut or remove your gums, as happens during traditional periodontal surgery; rather, it promotes healthy gum regeneration, leaving a beautiful smile. But how do you know when you have gum disease and may require laser gum therapy?
Inflamed gums: Gingivitis, an early stage of periodontal disease, is an inflammation of the gum tissue caused by bacteria that causes tissue to become red and swollen. This inflammation also causes blood blisters to form inside the tissue pockets surrounding your teeth. If your gums do not appear pink and healthy, it could be a symptom of a bigger problem.
Bleeding gums: If you find that your gums are bleeding, it could be a sign of gum disease. When blood blisters created by gingivitis are disturbed by either flossing or brushing, they break open and blood is released, spilling out to where it is visible to you.
Chronic bad breath: Everyone gets bad breath occasionally, but if you have chronic bad breath, it is worth exploring its cause. Bad oral odor can be caused by many things, including a buildup of bacteria in your mouth, which then produce a noxious odor. As gum disease is the result of an imbalance of bacteria, bad breath could be a symptom.
Receded gums: Gum disease is the primary cause of gum recession. The bacterial gum infections destroy gum tissue, which is supporting bone that holds your teeth in place. If you notice that your gums are receding, it is time to make an appointment with your dentist.
LANAP laser gum treatment is one of the many dental services offered by the talented professionals at Colorado Advanced Dentistry. Do not wait to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy; call to make an appointment at (720) 420-1103!