Laser Periodontics - Charlotte, NC

Gum Disease Affects More Than Your Gums

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Laser Provide a Softer Touch for Soft Tissue

If you have bleeding gums, you’re not alone. As many as 75% of Americans have some form of periodontal (gum) disease. While gum disease is the leading cause of bleeding gums and tooth loss in adults, studies also show it is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and dementia, and can lead to pregnancy complications. Maintaining good oral health reduces the risk of periodontal disease and its associated health consequences. The good news is that laser periodontics in Charlotte, NC can prevent more serious repercussions associated with gum disease in a far gentler manner than traditional gum surgery. In the hands of skilled dentist Dr. Daniel G. Miller, the Sirolase dental laser provides a minimally invasive approach to reduce bacteria, promote regeneration of healthy gum and bone, and treat issues such as gum recession and canker sores. Laser dentistry is just one of the many sophisticated technologies offered at Central Avenue Dental, which coupled with skilled and compassionate care, enables a better patient experience.

We offer a variety of emergency dentistry treatments at Central Avenue Dental including root canals, repair of a loose or lost filling, and treatment of painful infections.

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Laser-Assisted Periodontics

During this laser procedure, we remove small amounts of gum tissue to lengthen teeth and create a more attractive and symmetrical gum line. In some cases, this is done to expose more of your tooth’s crown to support a filling or restoration.
This procedure is typically done in childhood to correct issues with the frenulum, the connective tissue located both under the tongue and the upper gums. Frenulum tissue that is too restrictive can cause difficulties with speech and eating. Loosening the tissue under the tongue allows better mobility and prevents related speech problems. Removing excessive tissue from the upper gums can prevent gaps in the front teeth and associated orthodontic problems.
This procedure is performed to treat advanced gum disease called periodontitis. Under sedation, we gently remove infected gum tissue, then clean the periodontal pockets and surfaces of your teeth. This treatment heals the effects of gum disease and is also done on occasion to lengthen the height or width of a tooth.
About 20% of the population is impacted by painful, recurrent canker sores. Studies show that lasers can easily remedy canker sores and alleviate discomfort in a relatively short period of time. Without any injections to numb the area, Dr. Miller uses the Sirolase dental laser to stimulate healing to the affected area. The treatment takes about 15 minutes and most patients feel relief immediately after being treated.

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