Woodside Dental is committed to providing our patients with the newest dental technology and treatment advances, and we are excited to provide the latest in laser technology for dentistry. During an appointment with one of our hygienists,l the light energy of the laser will be focused into the pockets that surround the teeth effectively destroying the bacteria and decontaminating the area. The laser process is highly effective, non-invasive, painless and normally only takes about 5-10 minutes.
Pockets in the gums that surround our teeth are an attractive environment for these bacteria. As they grow in number, they cause inflammation and can enter the blood stream. They can even be inhaled, entering our bodies through the lining of the bronchial tubes leading to our lungs. They also can be passed to another person thru intimate contact.
Periodontal, or gum disease, is growing at nearly epidemic rates. This inflammation of the gums (it may or may not be painful) is caused by bacteria that live in the tissues surrounding our teeth and affect nearly 80% of adults in the US. Recent studies link periodontal disease to the increased likelihood of heart disease, kidney failure, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and stroke.
The Woodside Dental team are here to be partners in your oral and overall health with the latest in dental technology. We have been the community’s choice for dental care for years and treat all patients as if they were family/with empathy, respect and honesty.