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Cause of Periodontal disease
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Cause of Periodontal disease

My husband switched dentist, and the new dentist started digging in his gums, and told him he needs laser surgery for gum disease. He is obsessed with cleaning his teeth and never had a problem before, he thinks the dentist could of given him some type of bacteria with the instruments and the digging in his gums. Is this at all possible?
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Probably not as the instruments are sterilized prior to use.  Laser gum treatment is a new modality that's becoming more popular with dentists in regards to managing gum disease.  If you're not sure about your dentist's recommendation, it never hurts to seek a second opinion on the matter.
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