If you talk to people and they gently back away, it could be because you have bad breath. Even if you brush your teeth every day, gum disease could still cause bad breath. Gum disease occurs when there are high levels of bacteria that invade your gums and settle into the spaces between your teeth. If you don’t have proper oral care, then the bacteria levels will only continue to increase, leading to bleeding or swollen gums and possible damage to the bones in your mouth. Once you get your oral health under control, one of the treatments available to consider for bad breath is a periodontal laser. Here at Carnegie Dental Clinic, we are proud to offer this bad breath treatment to our patients and invite you to learn more about it.
Periodontal laser treatment for bad breath associated with gum disease sometimes requires a few trips to the dentist to ensure that you have fresh breath once again. A special laser device is used to treat the bacteria that causes bad breath. Although many people see results after one or two treatments, multiple sessions could be needed if you have had a severe issue with gum disease that has resulted in higher levels of bacteria.
When the bacteria is gone, you will likely be surprised at the outcome. Many people who have this type of treatment notice that their morning breath disappears as well since there are no bacteria left to linger into the morning hours. However, you still need to brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss, and use a proper mouthwash in order to keep bacteria in your mouth from developing once again.
The first part of periodontal laser treatment is determining if your bad breath is chronic or if it’s because of something that you ate or another issue, such as smoking. After the laser is used and your teeth cleaned, you will be given a follow-up appointment so that your dentist can examine your mouth once again to ensure that your bad breath issues are gone. Laser treatments are an effective way to treat bad breath because isn’t pain-free and reaches all areas of the mouth at one time.
To learn more about bad breath treatment via the periodontal laser, we encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with Carnegie Dental Clinic! Here at our office in Victoria, BC, our welcoming and knowledgeable team will be happy to explain the process in further detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation!