Laser treatment for gum disease
Scaling and Root Planing has long been the gold standard in periodontal treatment... but studies are showing that non-invasive Laser-assisted Periodontal Therapy provides additional benefits over Scaling and Root Planing alone.
But how does it work!?
Laser energy is transmitted through a thin fiber which is easily inserted into deep periodontal pockets, targeting inflammed tissues and bacteria. Studies have shown reductions in gingival bleeding, reductions in tooth mobility and reduction in loss of attachement around the tooth, and most importantly increased patient comfort during the post-operative healing phase!!!
How will your hygienist use it during your appointment?
The hard tissue side of the pocket (tooth and root surface) is first debrided with ultrasonic scalers ...