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Did You Know That Bacteria Can Hide in the Tissue Under Your Gums Where Traditional Cleaning Can’t Reach?

Advancements in technology have made possible a procedure called LBR to combat these untouched infections.

What is LBR?

LBR stands for Laser Bacterial Reduction. It uses laser light for the most effective method of reducing the bacteria that are found in the pockets around your teeth. Without proper reduction, these bacteria can lead to infections that cause gingivitis and periodontal diseases.
 
LBR is completely painless and takes approximately 5-10 minutes. It is typically done prior to traditional cleaning on someone of any age or health level.
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Why Is LBR Better Than Just Traditional Cleaning?

Bacteria can persist by migrating beneath the gums and into the underlying tissues. Where traditional cleaning is limited to the removal of surface deposits in the pockets of your mouth, a laser can extend beneath the tissue to disrupt and remove the bacteria.

The painless heat of the laser thermally dehydrates the biofilms. Since dehydration is lethal to bacteria, the potential for infections and gum detachments is significantly decreased.
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Additional Benefits of LBR

A lurking bacterium has the added danger of cross contamination which spreads the infection to other areas of our mouths. Bacteria can even make their way into our bloodstream, plaguing other areas of our bodies with oral pathogens. Laser bacterial reduction is the best way to protect against infections caused by the spread of bacteria.

TMJ Discomfort

Signs & Symptoms
Facial pain                                           Clicking of popping sounds in the jaw joint
Earaches or ringing of the ears               A bite that feels uncomfortable or "off"
Dull, chronic headaches                         Neck, shoulder and back pain
Jaw locking                                           Swelling on the side of the face

Fast and Effectice Solutions
The EPIC works as a topical heating device that helps to temporarily increase your blood circulation as well as to temporarily relax your muscles. The EPIC is then able to temporarily relieve joint pain and stiffness. Treatment takes approximately 10 minutes for each area, so it's fast and convenient for people with busy schedules. Patients often come in for a series of 2-6 treatments, once every 2-4 days. Sometimes even fewer treatments are needed.

How Do I Start?

At Washtenaw General Dentistry Associates, we are committed to providing you with the best care possible. We recommend laser bacterial reduction prior to any cleaning. LBR is painless and quick; call us today to schedule your appointment.
 
We are happy to answer your questions about the procedure. Call our clinic to easily schedule an appointment.

Call us to get that smile
you are looking for.
734-434-6020

Why EPIC Laser Pain Therapy?

EASY
EPIC Laser Pain Therapy elevates skin temperature to temporarily relieve minor pain

FAST
A standard procedure is only 10 minutes for each site treated. A short series of 2-6 treatments is common.

SAFE
EPIC provides a therapeutic way to temporarily relax the muscles and temporarily reduce your pain.
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