According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every two adults in the nation have either gingivitis or periodontitis. Dr. Salibian’s goal is to tackle the early symptoms of gum disease before they have a chance to progress and cause permanent damage to your oral health. He uses the latest dental technology, including a CO2 soft tissue dental laser, to provide fast, pain-free, and effective gum therapy.
Scaling and root planing is a two-step gum disease treatment process. First, Dr. Salibian will clear all plaque and tartar accumulation as far down as the pockets of your gums. This will reduce the prevalence of harmful oral bacteria and give your immune system a better chance of fighting off the infection. Then, our team will smooth out the roots of your teeth, allowing your gums to healthily reattach and provide this vulnerable area with protection.
Dr. Salibian uses a minimally invasive gum disease treatment technique called the LANAP protocol (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure). It’s the first and only therapy to receive FDA clearance to effectively regenerate bone and gum tissue. Using a CO2 dental laser, Dr. Salibian will remove all diseased tissue that lines the periodontal pocket, leaving any healthy tissue unharmed. The instrument will stimulate a blood clot to form that will signal new tissue to develop and protect your teeth from the threat of harmful oral bacteria.
Typically, we utilize antibiotics in combination with other therapies to provide the best results. The antibiotics we prescribe have properties that target harmful oral bacteria and reduce uncomfortable symptoms of gum disease, such as inflammation and the destruction of gum tissue that could make the roots of your teeth vulnerable to being attacked. When used after scaling and root planing, we can help boost your immune system’s effectiveness at fighting off bacteria and restoring the health of your gum tissue.
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