Laser Bacterial Reduction for
At Madison No Fear Dentistry we are constantly researching, learning and striving to advance the standard of patient care in our office. After discovering that the CDC reports over 70% of those 65 and older have some form of periodontal disease we felt it was necessary to provide an optional procedure to help battle the disease.
By adding laser bacterial reduction to our services we are now able to provide our patients with the most advanced methods to treat gum disease, remove bacteria and address the underlying infection that causes periodontal disease. Be sure to ask your hygienist for more information on this painless process towards better dental health.
What is Laser Bacterial Reduction?
We now have the ability to attack this periodontal inflammation at the microscopic level through the
use of our dental soft tissue lasers. The focused light power of the laser targets the bacterial colonies
that are otherwise inaccessible, while simultaneously promoting an environment of healing.
Through LBR, we are able to drastically reduce the harmful bacteria that causes inflammation and gum
disease. This treatment is not a substitute for other procedure or cleanings, but rather an additional
non-invasive and quick procedure that we offer to help improve your oral and overall health.
What are the benefits of Laser Bacterial Reduction?
1.) To reduce or eliminate bacteria in the blood.
During the normal cleaning process, some patients may have areas that bleed allowing bacteria (that is
present in all our mouths) to flood into the bloodstream which can sometimes settle in weakened areas
of our body such as a damaged heart valve or artificial knee. The latest research shows that these oral
pathogens have now been linked to a number of other diseases such as cardiovascular disease,
rheumatoid arthritis, low birth weight infants, diabetes, etc...
Needless to say, anything that we can do to reduce or eliminate these bacteremias is a positive for our patients.
2.)To prevent cross contamination of infection.
Decontamination minimizes the chance a bacterial
infection is inadvertently picked up in one area of your mouth and move it to another location.
3.)To kill periodontal disease bacteria and stop their infections before they cause physical destruction or
loss of attachment around your teeth.
4.)To boost your immune system and improve your overall health
The laser decontamination process is painless and normally takes about 5-10 minutes. We circle the
teeth with the laser within the surrounding gum pockets to destroy the bacteria. Unfortunately, this
process is not covered by insurance, but it is a minimal fee. Please ask your hygienist if you have any questions regarding this treatment.