Laser Dentistry in Fishers IN
Laser Bacterial Reduction
We are constantly learning and striving to advance the standard of patient care in our office. As such we have recently added a new procedure to your routine cleaning care to help fight periodontal disease. Representing some of the best in recent oral healthcare advancements, laser dentistry at our Fishers practice can have you smiling for years to come.
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, affects nearly 80% of adults and is an increasingly growing epidemic in our society. Our understanding of this disease process has greatly increased over the last few years. Periodontal Disease is a bacterial infection that forms in the pockets around teeth. As a result, Dr. Taler not only treats Periodontal Disease by physically removing plaque and tartar (your normal cleaning) but also addresses the infection and bacteria that causes it. We recommend that all of our patients have their teeth laser treated and “sterilized” along with their regular cleaning appointments for three main reasons.
Reasons to Consider Laser Dentistry
- By using a Laser, you reduce and eliminate bacteremias. Often times during a normal cleaning many patients have some areas that bleed. The bacteria that lives in your mouth can then move into your bloodstream and sometimes colonize in your heart valves, blood vessels and artificial joints. Patients with known weaknesses or defects are pre-medicated so that the bacteria will not cause damage to these areas. Latest research shows that these oral pathogens are linked to a number of other diseases such as cardiovascular disease, low birth-weight babies, diabetes, etc. Anything that Dr. Taler can do to reduce or eliminate these bacteremias is a must for our patients!
- Laser Bacterial Reduction, also known as LBR, can help prevent cross-contamination of infections from one area of your mouth to another. The laser energy kills bacteria and minimizes inadvertent transfer of bacterial infection from one area of your mouth to another.
- Laser energy is used to kill the bacteria that causes periodontal disease and stop infection before there is physical destruction of connective tissue attachment. The laser decontamination is totally painless and normally takes about 2-5 minutes. Taking advantage of this service as a part of your routine cleaning is highly recommended. Laser Bacterial Reduction is only $30 and is often times not covered by insurance as coverage is almost always behind the leading edge in advanced health care technology.
Learn More about Laser Dentistry
Don’t hesistate to contact us with any questions you have about laser dentistry. Either fill out the contact form below or on our contact page, or you can call us at (317) 849-1223. We look forward to hearing from you.