If you happened to look down this morning while you were brushing your teeth and noticed small traces of blood on your toothbrush, you’re certainly not alone. Nearly 80 percent of Americans experience some form of mild to severe periodontal disease throughout their lives. Proper oral care can help combat the daily onslaught of gum disease. Yet if your problems have progressed beyond the point of self-management, you may want to consider laser dentistry in Buford, GA.

The Biolase WaterLase® laser has proven to be an extremely effective tool in reshaping and repairing the gum line, preparing patients for dental implants, or directly treating the effects of gum disease. Here, we use the WaterLase® laser in conjunction with HydroPhotonics. This combination of energy from light and water pressure offers a terrific alternative to traditional dental drills. Some of the benefits that patients enjoy include:

  • Unprecedented accuracy
  • Shorter procedure times
  • Less amount of anesthetic needed for treatment
  • Reduced pain and irritation due to the reduction in friction
  • Minimal postoperative soreness and discomfort

The Link Between Gum Disease and Stroke

Why should you consider an advanced treatment tool such as the WaterLase® laser to fight your gum disease? Other than the obvious benefits that it offers your smile, recent research has begun to suggest that poor oral health can be a precursor to much more serious problems. Studies conducted on stroke victims have found that among the atherosclerotic plaque that can accumulate in the carotid artery and cause a stroke were significant amounts of periodontal pathogens as well as bacteria associated with gingivitis. This has led researchers to theorize that oral microorganisms entering the bloodstream are just as likely to lead to atherosclerosis (fat deposits along arterial walls) as other pathogens. With May being National Stroke Awareness Month, it behooves all to study up on the link between oral health and cerebrovascular disease.

We’re Here to Help You

Here at Dr. Moore’s office, we take our responsibility to provide quality dental care to area residents very seriously. When you work with us, you get much more than just an outstanding dental team; you get caring, compassionate individuals whose top priority is your overall well-being. Let us help you brighten your smile while also lowering your risk of stroke through our advanced laser dentistry treatment. For more in-depth information on the benefits of WaterLase® treatment, or to schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Moore, call 770.545.6142 today.