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Laser Bacterial Reduction

Laser Bacterial Reduction Treatments in Grande Prairie

At Plaza Dental Clinic, we offer laser bacterial reduction treatments in Grande Prairie. We are constantly learning and striving to advance the standard of patient care in our office. As such, we have recently added this new procedure to your routine professional teeth cleaning to help fight gum inflammation (gingivitis) that can lead to periodontal disease (periodontitis).

Periodontal disease affects approximately 80% of adults and continues to be a growing epidemic in our society. Periodontal disease is a gum and bone infection cause by oral biofilm (plaque) and inflammation. Bacteria that remains undisturbed produces this biofilm that begins the inflammatory process. Over the last few years improved techniques have been developed to better eliminate this irritant..

During your routine hygiene appointment, the use of soft tissue diode lasers can enhance your gum health as an addition to traditional scaling and root planning. Before/after cleaning of the hard tooth surfaces, the laser is used to eliminate the bacteria under the gums.

Using the soft tissue diode laser before/after we scale the teeth does several important things:

  • Reduces bacteria from getting into your bloodstream. Most patients will have some bleeding during the cleaning process. This allows the bacteria that are present in your mouth to flood into your body. Latest research shows that oral bacteria may be linked to a number of other diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, low birth weight, premature babies and more.
  • Prevents cross-contamination. Infected pockets in one area of your mouth can spread to other areas. Bacterial reduction minimizes this chance.
  • Kills the bad bacteria that may cause periodontal disease. Regularly eliminating the bacteria in the pockets allows the good bacteria to repopulate the area, thus improving your overall health.

Ultimately, by eliminating bacteria under the gums, inflammation and bleeding is reduced and periodontal disease is better managed. This decontamination process is painless and normally takes about 5-10 minutes.

Laser bacterial reduction, when combined with traditional cleaning, is part of our standard of care and
will be provided at each hygiene visit.

Please ask one of our hygienists or any of our educated team members if you have any questions regarding this treatment.

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Plaza Dental Clinic

601-11625 99 St

Grande Prairie, AB 

T8V 6Z1

Phone: 780-532-6861

Fax: 780-532-4656

Email: drdhir@plazadentalclinic.ca

Hours

Monday: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday – Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Saturday: select days by appointment only
Sunday: Closed

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