What Is Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry is ideal for patients who have periodontal disease. A gentle, yet effective laser is aimed into the small pockets around each tooth to eliminate infected and diseased gum tissue. This allows the gums to heal more closely to the teeth, reducing the size of these pockets and promoting healthier teeth and gums. You can benefit from laser treatment if you have mild, moderate, or even severe periodontal disease.
Why Is Laser Dentistry Needed?
You may want this procedure if you have gum disease. The beauty of laser therapy is that it allows us to treat gum disease effectively without the use of incisions or scalpels, and some patients are even able to have the procedure done without any local anesthetic. The laser does not disrupt healthy gum tissue, so it’s left behind to heal properly against the teeth. This can eliminate gum disease, and help preserve your teeth and underlying bone.