Gum irrigation is an oral treatment intended to aid in cleansing your teeth and gums with a precisely applied beam of water. Dr. Payam Bostani, founder of Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental in Burbank, is highly experienced in utilizing this treatment option in both general cleanings and more involved periodontal work.
Also known as pocket irrigation, gum irrigation is a relatively straightforward treatment. Using a pressurized spray of purified water, Dr. Bostani aims the “beam” in a sweeping motion to rid the mouth of food particles and excessive bacteria that may be clinging to teeth, particularly in harder to reach areas. Gum irrigation is completely safe in the hands of an expert and does not require the use of any numbing agents.
Gum irrigation is often used during teeth cleanings as it safely removes contaminants without a high risk for any kind of damage when used properly. However, it is also used in conjunction with more advanced periodontal treatments such as gum disease procedures.
Yes. Gum irrigators are perfectly safe to use at home, but it’s important to remember that incorporating an irrigator into your dental routine is not a substitute for receiving dental care.
As many at-home irrigators have multiple pressure settings, we recommend starting with the lowest setting first and working your way up, as some irrigators can actually damage your gums when set to the highest pressure setting. As always, a little caution never hurts.
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