Dental lasers are changing the way we practice dentistry, especially when treating periodontal disease. In periodontal therapy, a dental laser can be used to access and remove inflamed gum tissue around the root of the tooth and deep into the pockets around the tooth. Dental Lasers can also be used for removal and biopsy of lesions in the mouth and relieve the discomfort of canker sores.
There are many benefits to using a dental laser for removing diseased gum tissue:
- No general anesthetic is needed
- Lasers can target the diseased areas precisely and accurately
- Bleeding, pain and swelling are limited because periodontal laser therapy is less invasive
- Recovery and healing times are much shorter
Maintaining good oral hygiene after you undergo any of periodontal therapy is very important to avoid a recurrence of the inflammation.