Laser Bacterial Reduction is a simple procedure we can use to decontaminate the bacterial level within your mouth. Eating, drinking, and even breathing, can result in elevated levels of bacteria. The result can include tooth decay, periodontal disease (gum disease), and oral infections. This harmful bacteria doesn’t just affect your dental health, it can also affect the physical health of the rest of your body. Recent studies have shown that the bacteria that causes gum disease may enter the bloodstream and cause damage to other parts of your body. It has been linked to other health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and even dementia.
How Laser Bacterial Reduction Works
LBR uses a power and very precise hand-held laser that is aimed at the spaces between your gums and teeth. These spaces are known as gum pockets and this is where bacteria collects and builds up causing tooth decay, gum disease, and infection. The laser kills the bacteria that could potentially enter your bloodstream and make you sick.
Benefits of LBR
Not only will your mouth feel cleaner and taste better, LBR offers other benefits such as:
- Improving your oral health
- Reduced bleeding during routine cleanings
- Less tooth and gum sensitivity
- Increased resistance to bacterial infections and periodontal disease
- Increased strength of your immune system
- Lower risk of other bodily infections and health issues
Laser Bacterial Reduction is a quick and painless procedure that takes only about five minutes. The benefits can last up to six months. The laser only affects harmful bacteria leaving healthy bacteria and tissue protected. There are no adverse side effects from LBR. It is completely safe and comfortable.
To find out more, ask about Laser Bacterial Reduction at your next appointment.