The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that some 47.2% (roughly 64.7 million) of American adults aged 30 and over have some form of periodontal disease. For adults over 65 years of age, the prevalence of this serious form of gum disease jumps to a whopping 70.1%.
The Silent Enemy
Gum disease can develop when destructive bacteria sneaks below your gum line, often a result of improper or infrequent brushing and flossing. If left untreated, it can lead to infection, tooth loss, jawbone damage, and other serious oral health issues. Surprisingly, many Americans have some form of gum disease and either ignore the symptoms, or have no idea of its presence.
Indications of this condition are gums that are red, swollen, tender, or bleed when you brush, floss, and eat hard foods. Other symptoms are sensitivity to hot and cold, gum recession, chronic bad breath, or spaces developing between your teeth and gums.
Laser dentistry to the rescue
Many people do not realize they have gum disease, and the advancements in dental technology have allowed Dr. Rudnick, a respected dentist in Palm Beach Gardens, to perform laser dentistry for treatments such as periodontics.
By gently disinfecting and evaporating diseased tissue from around your teeth and inside your gum pockets, the laser can get the health of your gums back on track. Laser dentistry is the superior option for gum therapy, and has become a patient favorite for the following reasons:
- Considerably faster than traditional methods.
- Delivers easy access to tissues, even those below the gum line, by means of a flexible fiber optic.
- Minimal discomfort or bleeding, and rapid recovery time.
- The non-invasive laser-assisted treatment helps you to bypass the undue stress and anxiety associated with traditional methods using metal instruments.
Our many high-tech services can help keep your smile at the top of its game. Book your laser therapy appointment with us today and give your gums something to smile about.
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