If you experience frequent canker sores, you’re not alone. This is a common issue for many people. Patients of Roberson Dental have found perio therapy to be the ideal solution to relieve as well as prevent these pesky and unsightly irritants.
You may have reference to periodontics, or perio therapy. While they sound the same, they mean different things, and the dental team at our Birmingham practice wants to be sure you understand what each term means.
Periodontics is a branch of dentistry that studies and treats your gum health, and other structures surrounding your teeth. Perio therapy is the term for the actual treatment and subsequent healing of those same structures.
Understanding the Process of Perio Therapy
Laser gum treatment is one of the most effective solutions for problems with your gums. Most patients who have had laser gum therapy report it being quicker and more comfortable than they expected it to be.
Our doctors are experienced and skilled in performing laser gum therapy in the following courses of treatment:
- Relief and prevention of cold and canker sores
- Regenerating bone and tissue
- Removing bacteria that may contaminate gums
- Recontouring soft tissue
Reasons to Consider Perio Therapy
Healthy gums are an essential part of not only oral, but overall health. Certain bacteria present in your mouth can attack your teeth and gums if you’re not proactive about brushing, flossing, and avoiding sugary and acid-based foods. Oral pathogens (also known as ‘bad bacteria’) can causes gum disease, which can lead to bone loss, tooth decay, and even heart disease.
That’s why Roberson Dental also offers ‘Oral DNA Testing’ to determine if you have one of 11 types of bacteria associated with gum disease, bone loss, and tooth loss.
To learn if you’re a candidate for perio therapy, please contact our team to request a consultation.
Whether you need perio therapy or another treatment, your comfort and health are our overriding goals at Roberson Dental.