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What Is Laser Periodontal Therapy?


Posted on 9/25/2023 by Evan
What Is Laser Periodontal Therapy?Laser periodontal therapy is an effective dental procedure for treating gum disease. It works by reducing gum inflammation, eliminating bacteria, and promoting gum tissue regeneration. Instead of making cuts and stitches on the gums, the dentist inserts a tiny laser fiber between the gum tissues and the teeth. Its main aim is to clear away the infections and create a blood clot to seal the pockets. If you are considering a minimally invasive procedure for gum disease, laser periodontal therapy is a good solution.

How Does Laser Periodontal Therapy Work?


Laser periodontal therapy works in conjunction with other procedures to treat gum disease. For instance, a dentist may recommend scaling and root planing to smoothen the rough spots to lower the chances of the gums and teeth' roots attracting bacteria in the future. During the procedure, a dentist may use local anesthesia to numb you. With this, you will only feel light pressure but no pain.

Laser periodontal therapy targets the inflamed gum tissues and around the teeth roots. Tartar and plaque will then be removed below and above the gum line to prevent further damage. After the procedure, you will need time to heal. Hence, good oral hygiene should be your priority to avoid infection and make the healing process smooth. It is good to understand that laser periodontal therapy is proven safe and effective only when performed by a qualified dentist. For this reason, you may need to be careful during your search for a dentist. Consider one with skills and experience to ensure good outcomes.

What Are The Benefits Of Laser Periodontal Therapy?


Laser periodontal therapy offers many benefits when compared to traditional surgeries. First, they require fewer sessions and have a quicker recovery time. In addition, this treatment is minimally invasive. Therefore, it helps to minimize damage to the healthy tissues. Do you want to learn more about laser periodontal therapy? Visit our clinic, and our professional will discuss the procedure and other treatment options that fit your needs.

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