The bacteria that live in your plaque cause a host of problems, the first of which is gum disease. Gum disease can ruin your smile, causing symptoms like bleeding gums, bad breath, sensitive teeth, gum recession, and bone loss, just to name a few. Removing bacteria is critical to healthy gums but often, the bacteria hides under the gum line, in places you cannot reach. Our dentist can, however, with Laser Bacterial Removal (LBR). LBR is a quick, painless procedure that can reduce the population of bacteria in your mouth. Dr. Stephen C. Hale offers laser dentistry in Texas City, TX.

What is LBR?
LBR is a laser dentistry treatment that is effective for removing bacteria from your periodontal pockets. The laser is able to disrupt bacterial colonies and dehydrate the biofilm. The entire procedure takes less than 10 minutes yet it can reduce your risk of developing gum disease. It can also reduce the risk of bacteria spreading to other areas of the mouth and infecting the gums. Our dentist, Dr. Hale, recommends LBR in conjunction with traditional teeth cleanings. While your hygienist will remove plaque and bacteria, the addition of laser dentistry yields improved long-term results, staving off gingivitis. 

When Should I Get LBR?
LBR is a safe, effective treatment that can be started immediately and scheduled as needed. This comfortable and convenient laser dentistry treatment can make a significant difference in the prevention of gum disease. LBR also presents an excellent option for patients who are prone to gum disease re-occurrences or those who are susceptible to infection, like those with diabetes.

If you would like to learn more about LBR, call our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stephen C. Hale for laser dentistry in Texas City, TX. Dr. Hale would be happy to discuss the benefits of LBR with you and answer any questions you may have about the treatment.