Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults. Reports indicate that millions of people are unaware that they have gum disease, and about 30% of the population is genetically susceptible to contracting the condition. Other risk factors include smoking, pregnancy, puberty, stress, grinding teeth, poor nutrition, diabetes, and poor oral hygiene. When gum disease sets in, it destroys soft tissue, breaks the strong bond between teeth and supporting gums, and can cause jawbone deterioration, as well as tooth loss.
If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, or if they appear red, swollen, or are tender to the touch, you may have gum disease. Depending upon the severity of your case, our hygienists may recommend deep cleaning to reverse the condition. Our office uses a gentle soft-tissue laser to treat the pockets infected by bacteria and periodontal disease. This procedure, combined with ultrasonic techniques, will help remove the disease and restore your gums to optimal health.
Soft-tissue laser therapy for deep cleanings presents many advantages. The laser beam seals as it removes damaged tissue, so bleeding is minimal. Because of the reduced trauma, most patients feel better than they would after traditional deep cleanings.
Visit Hudson Valley Dental Arts and learn what makes our practice unique. Dr. Hamburg provides high-quality family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry to patients from the Poughkeepsie, Hopewell Junction, Wappingers Falls, Pleasant Valley, and Beekman areas. We’re enhancing lives one smile at a time!