Dr. Todd Miller, DDS
Dr. Steven Bounds, DDS, MS
Periodontal disease affects many individuals but the pain and stress of having it treated with traditional methods prevents many from seeking help. Dr. Todd E. Miller and Dr. Steven J. Bounds treat their patients with laser dentistry in the Irvine, CA area for a faster and much gentler procedure that is highly effective at destroying bacteria while boosting bone density and preserving existing teeth.
• It quickly finds and kills bacteria without any cutting or sutures for a comfortable procedure with significantly less inflammation and bleeding.
• Laser dentistry will not harm healthy gum tissue, so there is no gum recession!
• Patients who choose laser dentistry for periodontal disease enjoy a faster recovery, frequently with no pain medication.
• Laser is scientifically proven to generate new bone development around the teeth to strengthen and protect them from becoming lost.
Laser technology has improved diagnostic and treatment outcomes for millions of people within a variety of health care disciplines. The Food and Drug Administration cleared laser for use in dentistry in 1991 and it has since been used to successfully treat a number of oral health problems, including mid to late stage periodontal disease. With laser periodontal disease surgery, Dr. Miller and Dr. Bounds are able to significantly ease the discomfort and stress patients commonly experience with other treatment methods. Laser also provides lasting, substantial health benefits that are unattainable using older treatment methods.
Laser means “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.” Unlike the multiple rays of light produced by the sun, dentistry laser tools are designed to generate a single beam of light or wavelength to reach and treat diseased areas in the mouth with remarkable precision. In periodontal disease treatment with laser, bacteria can be found and removed with greater accuracy and with no harm to neighboring tissues. Laser therapy operates on four basic modules: electricity, a mirror to direct the laser beam to its destination, a semiconductor to regulate the light energy and a fiber optic system to deliver it.
Dr. Miller and Dr. Bounds use only the most reputable and effective laser dental tools available. For periodontal disease treatment, the PerioLase® MVP-7™ is their top choice. FDA cleared for dental surgery, the PerioLase® is exceptional in its ability to accurately target and eliminate bacteria between teeth and gums. Unlike traditional surgery, which cuts away at healthy gum tissue, the laser only focuses on disease, thus dramatically reducing pain, inflammation, and recession.
Laser also provides a remarkable solution for patients at risk of losing their teeth. Backed by human histological studies and the successful outcomes of our own patients, laser therapy promotes new bone growth in the jaw so teeth will regain the foundational support they require to stay anchored in the mouth. Even patients who have experienced bone loss from advanced periodontal disease are showing signs of new bone growth after laser treatment.
For moderate to severe periodontal disease, laser works like nothing else can. For cutting edge laser dentistry in the Irvine, CA area, call Dr. Miller and Dr. Bounds today!