Laser Periodontics Treatment in South Burlington, VT

Advanced Technology: Gum Disease Laser Therapy Treatment

Periodontal or gum disease happens when bacteria get below the gum line and the attachment between the gum and tooth is lost. Three out of four Americans have some form of periodontal disease and only three out of 100 will get treated before it's too late.

Gum disease is a silent, chronic, painless, and communicable bacterial infection that often goes undetected or ignored until there has been severe gum and bone destruction. Left untreated, gum disease can cause tooth loss and has been associated with increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.

The latest conservative gum therapy uses a laser. The laser gently disinfects and evaporates diseased tissues from around the tooth and inside the gum pocket. This treatment interrupts the bacterial destruction of the tissues and bone, giving the gum pocket a chance to heal.

The use of our lasers in conjunction with non-surgical therapy is a new and exciting option for the treatment of periodontal diseases.