Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR)
LBR is performed during a periodontal cleaning. The dental laser is used to destroy colonies of bacteria which have invaded the oral tissue. During the periodontal disease process, collagen fibers are stretched, and voids are created in the tissue. Theses voids are the perfect place for bacteria to hide and grow. In order to halt the disease process these bacteria must be destroyed. The most effective way to destroy the colony of bacteria is through LBR.
FAQ’s About LBR
Does it hurt?
No! In fact, most patients do not even feel the laser treatment at all. In cases of severe periodontal disease, the patient is already anesthetized or numb, during LBR.
Are there any side effects?
Yes! Your gums will heel much more quickly.
Post-operative discomfort related to periodontal cleaning in greatly reduced.
Post-Operative bleeding is minimized.
Are you using the laser to cut my gums?
NO! Absolutely not! The laser has built in settings that prevent cutting of oral tissues. This is a very safe procedure.
Are there any other benefits to LBR?
Yes! Your risk of relapse of periodontal infection is greatly decreased.
All the side effects listed above are also benefits.
As you can see LBR is a great way to help treat periodontal disease. Call us today and schedule you periodontal cleaning and LBR asap! With our help you can keep your teeth for a life time!