At both Valley River Family Dental and South Eugene Family Dental we are committed to providing our patients with the state-of-the-art dental technology and treatment. We are excited to provide the latest in laser technology for dentistry. At your appointment with one of our hygienists, the light energy of the laser will be directed into the pockets that surround the teeth, effectively destroying the bacteria and decontaminating the area. The laser process is highly effective, non-invasive, painless, and normally only takes only 5-10 minutes.
Pockets (the area around your tooth that the toothbrush and floss cannot reach) are an attractive environment for these bacteria. As they grow and multiply, they cause inflammation and can enter the blood stream. They can also be inhaled, entering our bodies through the lining of the bronchial tubes leading to our lungs. They also can be passed on to another person through intimate contact.
Periodontal, or gum disease, is growing at nearly epidemic rates. This inflammation in the gum tissue may or may not be painful. It is caused by bacteria that live in the tissues surrounding our teeth and affect nearly 80% of adults in the US. Recent studies prove that periodontal disease increased the likelihood of heart disease, kidney failure, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and stroke.
The Valley River and South Eugene teams are here to be partners in your oral and overall health with the latest in dental technology. We have held a high position in the Eugene/Springfield and surrounding areas for dental care for years and treat all patients as if they were family/with empathy, respect and honesty.