Periodontitis, better known as “gum disease,” is a serious medical condition that, if left unchecked, can ruin your smile and lead to even more severe health issues.
Don’t worry! Mark H Wright DDS, led by Dr. Mark Wright and his team, have successfully treated many patients with this common dental issue. They use advanced techniques like laser dentistry to restore healthy and beautiful smiles.
Periodontitis is a condition that infects your gum tissues due to the unchecked growth of certain harmful bacteria. This condition is often caused by poor dental hygiene habits that give tartar and plaque a chance to build up, not just on the visible part of your smile but also underneath your gum line. The main technique used to prevent this problem is deep dental cleanings that can remove tartar and plaque effectively.
Ignoring periodontitis will not make it go away. The infection will continue to erode your gum tissue and cause your teeth to become loose. Left untreated, periodontitis can lead to tooth loss, but that’s far from the worst outcome.
Periodontitis can also spread harmful bacteria throughout your bloodstream into other vital organs, such as your heart. The infection can lead to serious health problems like strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, and even cancer.
As you can see, the price of ignoring this condition could cost you much more than treating it. Stopping periodontitis before it spreads will not only save your smile, but it could also save your life!
Laser dentistry is among the newest technologies dentists like Dr. Wright use to fight periodontitis and other conditions. Dr. Wright uses a specialized laser to remove infected gum tissue delicately surrounding the base of a single tooth or multiple teeth.
After that, he meticulously clears accumulated plaque and tartar from beneath and above the gum line.
He smooths out any rough spots on the teeth to reduce the chance of bacterial buildup on teeth and gums, decreasing the risk of infection.
After laser periodontal therapy, your mouth would need to heal naturally. The treated gums, which are now infection-free, will grow new attachments to your teeth. When these new, healthier bonds are completed, your smile will be stronger and better than before.
To determine if laser periodontal therapy is right for you, please call the Mark H Wright, DDS team, at (719) 624-4122 to schedule your visit with Dr. Wright. You can also visit our office at 930 N Cedar St, Colorado Springs, Colorado.