What Is Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR)?
Laser bacterial reduction, also known as LBR, is a common procedure that is done during routine cleanings. A non-cutting laser is aimed directly into the gingival pockets that form around the teeth. The laser kills any bacteria in this area, preventing the spread and progression of gum disease. Laser bacterial reduction is incredibly beneficial and can improve the overall health of your mouth.
Why Would You Need LBR?
You may need laser bacterial reduction if you have gingivitis or gum disease. It may be recommended during routine cleanings, as it prevents bacteria from infiltrating sensitive gum tissue and infecting the area around the teeth. Laser bacterial reduction uses a laser that is painless yet effective. It can be a great option for patients wanting to improve the health of their gums.
Are You a Candidate for LBR?
If you’re interested in laser bacterial reduction, we can provide this while we are doing your dental cleaning. The procedure takes a very short time and can be done with your dental hygiene appointment. Laser bacterial reduction is beneficial to those who want to improve the state of their gums or who already have periodontal disease and want to keep it from spreading. The procedure is done quickly and painlessly in our state-of-the-art office.
First, you will receive laser bacterial reduction that works by aiming a high-frequency laser into the gum pockets around the teeth. This laser effectively kills any bacteria in the area. Your dental cleaning is done and the gums are allowed to heal naturally without bacteria infecting them. The procedure can be done on healthy gums as well as infected or diseased tissue. Laser bacterial reduction has become one of the most crucial components of routine periodontal treatment in the dental field.
If you are interested in laser bacterial reduction or want to know more about this procedure, request an appointment today.