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February 25, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental Laser Gum SurgerySuffering from gum disease? If you have gum disease, your gum tissue may not respond to good oral hygiene and nonsurgical treatments. In that case, your dentist may recommend laser gum surgery. Laser surgery is a breakthrough in the treatment of gum disease. Dental Implant and Laser Surgical Specialists, which is located in Tustin, CA, and serving the Orange, Tustin, Santa Ana, and Irvine, CA, area, offers treatments for gum disease. Dr. Ramyar Elyassian is one of the finest dentists in Tustin, CA, serving the Orange, Tustin, Santa Ana, and Irvine, CA, area.

The Risks of Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is a serious gum infection. Untreated gum disease can destroy your gums, erode your jawbone, and lead to loss of teeth. Gum disease disease is also linked to many health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, heart attacks, stroke, and premature births. Gum disease has even been linked with dementia. Periodontal disease treatment can improve your health and lower these risks.

How Laser Surgery Works

Laser surgery removes diseased gum tissue through the use of laser light. After administering local anesthesia, a dentist places a fiber optic strand between the gum and tooth. Pulses of laser light destroys bacteria and sterilize the site. A second periodontal probe removes plaque buildup on the tooth through the use of high frequency vibrations. Lastly, the dentist makes a final pass with the fiber optic strand, causing a small blood clot to form. The blood clot will promote reattachment of the tooth and gum during the healing process.

Benefits of the Procedure

Laser surgery offers better clinical results while reducing the need for more invasive therapies. Laser surgery doesn’t cut into your gums like traditional gum surgery. Lasers eliminate the need for dental drills. This reduces the pressure and discomfort that patients feel. With minimal discomfort, you will feel more relaxed and less anxious during treatment. The procedure is safe for all patients, including those with chronic diseases.

Life After the Procedure

After the procedure, your dentist will give you a set of instructions for self care. You will only be allowed to eat certain foods and have to follow certain oral hygiene instructions. Follow-up visits to check for complications usually occur after one week, one month and three months after the procedure. The level of success can only be determined about a healing period between 9 and 12 months.

Say goodbye to gum disease for good! Call Dental Implant and Laser Surgical Specialists at (714) 730-3746 today to schedule an appointment in our office in Tustin, CA, and serving the Orange, Tustin, Santa Ana, and Irvine, CA, areas. We will help you heal your gum disease once and for all. You will experience exemplary service and state-of-the-art care at Dental Implant and Laser Surgical Specialists!

December 07, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Periodontal Health  

Do you think that your oral health only involves your teeth? Guess again!periodontal disease

While we know that most people think about keeping their mouths healthy and immediately think about their teeth it’s important that you consider the health of your gums, as well. Many times gums can be neglected. Whether you don’t floss as often as you should or you are someone who consumes quite a bit of sugar, our Orange County, CA, periodontist Dr. Ramyar Elyassian is here to tell you why you should give your gums the TLC they deserve.

Gums are prone to disease just like any other part of the body. By maintaining healthy gums you also preserve and protect your teeth. After all, gum disease is one of the main reasons adults lose permanent teeth. Plus, gum disease is also linked to other chronic and potentially serious health conditions like heart disease and diabetes.

While gum health should always be a top priority, it’s actually pretty easy to keep your gums free of infection. Here are some ways to protect yourself from gum disease:

Floss daily: While flossing may not be your favorite pastime it is truly the best way to remove plaque buildup from between teeth. Remember, your toothbrush won’t be able to get into those tight spaces the way floss can. By flossing once a day you can reduce the amount of bacteria and food sits trapped between teeth and gums.

Quit smoking: Tobacco consumption has some seriously negative effects on your oral health, from bad breath to oral cancer. Of course, it also greatly increases your chances of gum disease. By ditching this habit you reduce your risk significantly.

Maintain a healthy diet: What you eat can nourish you and keep you healthy or it can negatively impact you. In order to reduce your chances of gum disease, you’ll want to reduce your sugar intake and also reduce the amount of white starches and junk food you consume. Instead, opt for a diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables, lean protein (e.g. fish), whole grain and nuts.

Get routine checkups: Even if you are doing your best to maintain healthy gums, it’s still important that you visit a dentist for routine checkups. If you start to notice red, bleeding gums or other gum problems it’s important that you visit our Orange County, CA, periodontal specialist right away. If gum disease is caught during its earliest stages (also known as gingivitis) it can be reversed.

Do you have questions about keeping your gums healthy? Are you experiencing symptoms of gum disease? Call Dental Implant & Laser Surgical Specialists in Tustin, CA and serving Santa Ana, Irvine, and the Orange County, CA area.