Gum disease is an infection of the supporting tissues and bone that hold the teeth in place.
It is caused by the bacteria in plaque, a sticky, colourless film that constantly forms on your teeth. If not removed through daily brushing and flossing, plaque can build up and the bacteria infect not only your gums and teeth, but eventually the gum tissue and bone that support the teeth.
Dentists at Dental Care St Kilda successfully treat gum infections with the dental laser, by accessing an infected pocket to treat the infected tissue and kill bacteria.
Laser treatment is a tissue-preserving, regenerative, and bone-building procedure.
It also stimulates stem cells in the tissues to form new connective tissues, bone, and collagen. The body’s healing process then regenerates the lost ligaments and bone around the tooth.