What is different about laser treatment?
Normally gum and periodontal disease are treated with scaling and root planing. This is the process of removing plaque and tarter from teeth and roots to allow gums to grow back healthy.
With laser treatment, a precise laser removes infected tissue near the base of the tooth, where the periodontist might not otherwise be able to reach non-surgically. The periodontist can then remove plaque and smooth out the root to avoid future infection.
While laser treatment is still being observed and tested, it has shown to be efficient and effective, given that it is so precise and less invasive than surgery. It also does not require anesthetic. Laser periodontal treatment is proving to be a great option for people who need quick, effective gum treatment.
Do you have questions about laser periodontal treatment? Call our office today! We would be glad to talk you through it!