Gum and bone disease (called periodontal disease) is a very common infection. It causes bad breath, sore gums, receding gums and bone, and unstable teeth. It puts your heart at risk because the bacterial toxins can affect heart valves. You can also transmit this bacterial infection to other people in your family through kissing or sharing utensils. Toothbrushes placed close together can also transfer bugs.
Minor gum infections can be treated by ultrasonic and ozone cleaning with our hygienist, but more serious stages of gum disease usually need specialist care with a periodontist. Many times this involves surgery that can be costly and traumatic.
The good news is with lasers we can offer a more conservative and non-traumatic treatment for moderate to serious gum disease. We are the first to offer complete Laser Periodontal and Biofilm Management Therapy in New Zealand. We still give you the option to see a periodontist and refer you if we believe they can help you better.
Periodontal disease, if untreated, is research proven to increase your risks for heart disease, stroke and premature babies by up to 700%. So it's not just your teeth or your breath that are at risk, but your whole life. Let us help you and your family get your health back.
Our laser gum disease treatment means: