Gum Disease Laser Treatment

Use of laser therapy for periodontal disease is parallel with root planing. Using lasers sometimes produces less bleeding, swelling and discomfort to the patient during treatment.

The mechanics of laser therapy involve energy in the form of light. The laser actually converts light to heat and in turn this heat cauterizes and vaporizes the surrounding diseased soft tissues promoting an enhanced healing. This may in some cases eliminate the need for further periodontal treatment.