What is periodontal laser therapy?
Periodontal laser therapy is a non-surgical treatment for periodontal disease.
The process is clean, less invasive than surgical methods, and promotes much faster healing than conventional surgical procedures. After removing the tartar and calculus, a laser is used to selectively remove diseased or infected tissues lining the pockets around your teeth. At the same time the laser will kill the bacteria that cause your gum disease and promote healing of your gums around your teeth.
Is periodontal laser therapy better than surgical treatments?
Lasers are used because of the precise control they afford the hygienist and the comfort they provide to the patients. Lasers perform many functions at once. Not only can a laser remove tissue, it can also be used to seal blood vessels and nerve endings, reducing bleeding and postoperative pain and swelling.
In Dr. Higgs’ dentist office, conservative, non-surgical treatment for gum disease is often recommended. With proper home care and your participation, the procedure can often alleviate the problem. Your hygienist will go around each involved tooth to remove any debris and calcified deposits that adhere to your teeth in a process called scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing will remove the mechanical irritants to your gums and supporting bone and also removes a major reservoir of periodontal bacteria.
Call the Chandler Dentist today at (480) 812-2800 for your free Periodontal Laser Therapy consultation!