Laser Benefits in Periodontal Treatment Posted on 30 Dec 20:44 , 0 comments

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is an infection in the gums around your teeth.  In its early stages, this is called Gingivitis.  While there may be little or no symptoms, in advanced stages the gums can become red and tender.  They can also bleed when you brush your teeth.  Many people also experience bad breath and an unpleasant taste in their mouths.

Unchecked, periodontal disease becomes much more serious developing deep pockets of bacteria.  This bad bacteria eats away at the jawbone which supports your teeth.  Periodontal bacteria also get into the blood stream and contributes to many other medical problems.  Without treatment, infection becomes severe and the pockets deepen, resulting in tooth loss.

The purpose of periodontal treatment is to remove periodontal bacteria from deep in the pockets.  This gives the pockets a chance to heal and close up.  Until now, that meant surgical procedures and sutures. 

The Benefits


Laser Assisted  in Periodontal Treatment is an amazing breakthrough in periodontal treatment. In appropriately selected cases, these benefits include:

  • Laser Assisted  in Periodontal Treatment is about as easy as erasing a blackboard — there’s no cutting and no suturing.
  • There's much less discomfort than with standard surgical procedures — during and after the procedure.
  • It does not take any more time than traditional surgical procedures. All it takes is one 3 to 4 hour visit and three follow up visits.
  • It gives better, longer-lasting results. In fact, 95% of treated patients remain stable after five years.
  • Following traditional surgical procedures, recovery can take between to 2-4 weeks during which patients can experience pain and swelling and may require a liquid diet.
  • With dental diode laser, there’s less than a 24-hour recovery period, so you won't lose time from work.
  • Laser Assisted  in Periodontal Treatment is safe for patients with health concerns such as diabetes, HIV, hemophilia, or those taking medications such as Coumadin or Cyclosporin.