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What is LBR?
LBR stands for Laser Bacterial Reduction, which uses laser light for the most effective method of reducing the bacteria that lives in the pockets around your teeth. Without proper reduction, these bacteria can lead to infections that cause Gingivitis and more advanced Periodontal Disease.
LBR is completely painless, and only takes approximately 5-10 minutes. It is typically done in conjunction with any traditional dental cleaning, on someone of any age or health level.
Why is LBR better than just traditional cleaning?
Bacteria persist by migrating beneath the gums and into the underlying tissue. 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 bacterium. The painless heat of the laser thermally dehydrates the biofilms. Since dehydration is lethal to bacteria, the potential for infection and gum detachment is significantly decreased.
Additional Benefits of LBR
Lurking bacterium has the added danger of cross contamination, which spreads infection to other areas 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 infection and sickness caused by the spread of bacteria.
The association between Gum Disease and other bodily conditions should be taken seriously. The bacteria that enters our bloodstream via our mouths can travel to other parts of our bodies or vice versa. Every part of the body is connected someway somehow. Laser bacterial reduction is the best way to protect against infection and sickness caused by the spread of bacteria.
How do I start?
In keeping with our commitment to provide our patients with the the best care possible, our office offers LBR procedures. We recommend laser bacterial reduction with any cleaning. Because it is is painless and quick, it is easy to begin a LBR regiment right away.
We are happy to answer your questions about the procedure. Please call either one of our offices (Oakbrook Terrace: 630-620-8099; Wheaton: 630-665-7400), or click either button below to easily request a cleaning appointment.
We look forward to hearing from you and continuing to assist you with your dental and overall health!
Yours for a healthy, complete body and smile,
The Team at Ligocki Dental Group