Early to moderate stages of periodontal disease can luckily be reversed thanks to the powerful healing effects of laser light therapy. The use of lasers for the treatment of periodontal disease has been common practice in the dental field for over a decade now. Patients often opt for laser therapy to treat periodontal disease as opposed to other surgical methods that can be quite invasive, painful, and time consuming.
Laser therapy focuses on decontamination and regeneration of gum tissue. When periodontal disease is present, infected gums can begin to lose attachment from teeth due to the deterioration of connective tissue. The laser, which is traced around the gum line of each tooth, painlessly removes diseased gum tissue while simultaneously increases the body’s healing response by achieving bio-stimulation. This process ultimately rejuvenates connective tissue and helps with reattachment. Additionally, bacterium that is present underneath the gum line is killed thereby furthering the healing process.
Several appointments are required to complete this treatment and span over the course of a few weeks (usually four to six). The good news is this procedure is virtually painless and requires zero recovery time meaning you can carry on with everyday activities immediately following your appointment. Keeping periodontal disease in remission is only possible by regularly attending your recommended cleaning appointments and by actively participating in proper oral care at home after laser treatment has been completed.