There are chronic conditions that seem to never go away. Homes, for example, may be infested with vermin. While they may be temporarily chased away, they are inlined to return. When it comes to microscopic germs, some are beneficial while others breed infections. They feed off your body. Some are common colds and other cases are invasive. How these are dealt with have been ancient mysteries. Laser light, particularly micro-laser rays are being used to target invasive germs. Medical researchers and professionals are adapting improved methods of selecting and treating these infections. Forget about topicals or pills. Surgery may be required but ambulatory. The type? Use of Photoantisepsis Lasers.
Once a topic of science fiction/ amplified light radiation or Laser beams find their way into cash registers, microtechnology, military guidance systems, mobile electronics, and even vanishing unsightly bikini lines and body hair.
A laser has become a new tool readily used for many more applications than dreams were made of. Among medical disciplines, particularly dentistry dealing with infectious gum disease, lasers deliver more precision and less noise for likelier responses for patients. Gone are the tortuous procedures that have made dentist seem sadistic. New research shows that lasers also help reduce infectious germs during a surgical procedure. Germs like dark placed but a laser’s magical light beam shines brightly on those areas and kisses those germs away.
Process is called Photoantisepsis – antiseptic by light. A professional can focus on more areas to effectively reduce infections previously hidden.
Lasers are cutting their way as a surgical tool. They use pinpoints of visible or invisible light to permit more precise cutting of tissues during surgical procedures. New research cites evidence that many surgical lasers are not only precise but cleaner. Photoantisepsis Lasers are being shown to effectively remove unwanted pathogens that may be encountered during standard procedures.
Use of lasers have been expanding for many soft tissue procedures involving eyes, skin, brain, and dental gum diseases. Thirteen years ago, the American Dental Association noted the proliferation of dental lasers and media reports. At one of their meetings, in 2003, lasers were addressed citing benefits and consequences. In more than a decade, considerable research has focused into use within dentistry.
Gingivitis is a mild form of periodontitis or gum disease. It is usually caused by communities of bacteria living comfortably in your mouth beneath gum lines surrounding teeth. Untreated gingivitis will develop into advanced forms of periodontal diseases. Those diseases are the prime causes of bone loss and loss of teeth.
“A (2012) study titled Prevalence of Periodontitis in Adults in the United States: 2009 and 2010 estimates that 47.2 percent, or 64.7 million American adults, have mild, moderate or severe periodontitis, the more advanced form of periodontal disease. In adults 65 and older, prevalence rates increase to 70.1 percent. Essentially, one out of every two American adults aged 30 and over has (some form) of periodontal disease” generally due to poor dental hygiene or improper diets. Germs love food particles left in crevices between teeth and gums.
Gum disease treatment costs may be as little as $500, or as much as $10,000, depending on the severity of the disease. Flossing, better dental hygiene icluding frequent brushing are most people’s responsibility, as most dentists recommend. Frequent dental cleanings (at least 2 per year), on average less than $100 each, is a great way to monitor gum health.
While many periodontists use scalpels, lasers have become more common in the technique for separating gum from bone tissue. It is a common investigative surgery. Usually a periodontal surgeon has to carefully detect the degree of periodontal disease exists. Using focused photoantisepsis lasers help dentists detect and manage more bacterial communities that result in severe periodontal symptoms. Basically, the new research results appear to show that Photoantisepsis Lasers help surgery and you battle soft tissue diseases such as gum disease. It doesn’t, however, end there.
Those with severe periodontal symptoms must follow strict home maintenance and prescribed visits, as ordered by your periodontist, to help prevent re-occurrence. This routine usually extinguishes with time. As with most patients, behavior modifications often fail to habituate.
Yet better and more effective use of photoantisepsis lasers in soft tissue surgeries will eventually demonstrate that more anti-bacterial approaches might help healing.
As for the long term, germs may still seep by untouched by lasers. Communities will emerge again.
This is why the physician/client aftercare approach remains crucial. Routine monitoring of progression or regression must be held as a responsibility.
The concept of antisepsis in medicine is only 120 years old. It is prevention of infection by inhibiting or arresting the growth and multiplication of germs (infectious agents). Prior to that there were no protective gloves or mouth shields commonly in use. The goal of antisepsis stemmed from more earlier years.
Surgically, use of photoantisepsis lasers may help corrective surgery and reduce aftercare rigors. There is much more that needs exploring. More long-term studies must be initiated. Photoantisepsis Lasers are but tiny lights that can open new horizons in the battle against pathogenic germ communities.