Laser Bacterial Reduction

Dr. Sophia Milito // Park Slope Dentist // 718-622-7275

Park Dentistry in Park Slope Brooklyn serves the Brooklyn, Prospect Heights, Boreum Hill, Windsor Terrace, Cobble Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens and Brooklyn Heights communities.

What is Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR)?

There is a direct correlation between inflammation of the gums and devastating, life threatening diseases. Gum tissue surrounding the teeth becomes compromised due to inflammation which then becomes a gateway of entry for the bacteria that is present within the periodontal pockets surrounding the teeth.

The U. S. Surgeon General, numerous reports and studies suggest that the bacteria associated with periodontal disease and chronic gum inflammation can contribute to Alzheimer’s, Heart Attacks and Strokes. In addition, Diabetes, Kidney Failure and doubling of Heart Attacks can be affected by poor gum health. Women who are pregnant are more likely to have Pre-Term or Low Birth Weight babies when dealing with the addition of gum disease.

The use of dental soft tissue lasers give us the ability to attack periodontal inflammation at the microscopic level. The laser focuses a light of power, targeting bacterial colonies, unreachable with older technologies and at the same time promotes an environment of healing.

Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR) destroys bacteria that causes periodontal disease and inflammation in the gums. We reduce the harmful bacteria which affects our dental and overall health by circling the teeth with the laser within the surrounding gum pocket in and in a non-cutting mode. There are billions of bacteria in one inflamed periodontal pocket and the laser can take counts of the bacteria surrounding the tooth within seconds from hundreds to billions. Slowly, after the procedure, over the next several weeks and with proper home care, the area will heal enough to allow the pockets to re-attach and shrink and the bacterial levels will grow back to their original levels.

This treatment is not a replacement for other therapies used to deal with periodontal disease and gum inflammation, but rather an addition in the management of general and oral health.

Are you a candidate for laser bacterial reduction?