Advanced Dental Technology
Oak Brook dentist Dr. Haque believes that by improving the oral health care knowledge of patients, we maintain the level of the health to an optimum.
Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR)
Laser Gum Therapy is the most advanced technology in laser dentistry available to promote advanced healing and decreased bacterial count, where gum treatments are involved. The procedure is done using a selective light and thermal energy to be able to kill 99.9% of bacteria in a given spot, to stimulate the bone cells and increase circulation. It does in a relatively painless procedure (9 out of 10 patients feel nothing and some will feel slight warmth).
A healthy measurement of the sulcus between the teeth and gums should be around 1-3mm. This is referred to as the periodontal pocket, and once it becomes more than 4 millimeters deep, it means that the bacteria count has become too high, and therefore too virulent that your body’s defense is no longer able to control it.
To stop the bleeding and maintain the depth of the periodontal pocket within 1-3mm, Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR) is the BEST solution, coupled by good oral hygiene care at home.
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Deep Laser Gum Therapy (DLGT)
When a patient has severe gum disease, Periodontitis, two things can be noted:
- There is an obvious accumulation of calculus/tartar/debris within the gums, bringing about inflammation.
- Bacteria have engulfed the surrounding gum and bone tissue, infecting them. At this point, your body’s defense can no longer fight the bacteria off and cause bone loss, instead. When the bacterial infection is severe, the periodontal pockets can be as deep as 4mm or even greater.
When this happens, a patient is prescribed with Deep Laser Gum Therapy, a treatment in laser dentistry that involves the removal of any accumulated calculus/tartar/debris and removal of dead, engulfed and infected gum tissue. No pain is felt during the procedure, and as a result of the treatment, your bone cells and circulation are stimulated and healing is significantly accomplished.
It is important for you to note that proper oral hygiene requires a combined effort between you and your dentist. Once proper dental procedures are completed, it is up to you to stabilize your healthy oral cavity with proper brushing and flossing, until you return for dental cleanings.
Dental sensitivity is most often caused by gum recessions (when the gums migrate away from the enamel of the tooth, exposing the roots). The use of lasers in laser dentistry have been proven to be effective at decreasing or even eliminating dental sensitivity. It is a simple procedure that requires no anesthetic solution for the laser energy to be directed into the sensitive areas.
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