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Diode laser

We are constantly learning and striving to advance the standard of patient care in our office. As such, we have recently added new procedures to help fight periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease is growing at nearly epidemic rates. Inflammation of the gums affects nearly 80% of adults in our society. When the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth become infected due to bacteria and causing inflammation, they become a portal of entry for the bacteria into our bloodstream.
It has been reported by the U.S Surgeon General and proven time and again in numerous studies that the bacteria associated with periodontal disease and chronic gum inflammation can contribute to heart attacks, heart disease, kidney failure, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, rheumatoid arthritis and stroke.
We now have the ability to attack this bacteria at the microscopic level through the use of our soft tissue laser. It is a non-cutting, high intensity, painless laser that is focused into the periodontal pocket.

Please contact our Arlington Heights dental office at 847-758-0100 to schedule your check-up appointment or to find out more about laser treatments.

Sources:
“Lasers in Hygiene” by Liz Lundry, RDH, March 2010