The Benefits Of Using Lasers To Treat Gum Disease

Laser is used repeatedly. For gum surgery, this treatment approach is favored as it offers plenty of advantages and benefits.

When a laser is used, the surgeon does not need to cut the incisors with a knife to remove the diseased tissue. When using a knife, healthy tissue is cut to reach the diseased tissue. This does not happen with lasers.

Laser technology at Weston Dental Specialists Group helps to access all areas of the gum that need to be treated. It doesn't affect bones, teeth, or even healthy tissue. This is usually done by distinguishing between the color of the healthy and diseased gums.

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Since there is no use of blades and only infected tissue is removed and treated, there are less pain and discomfort compared to other conventional gum surgery methods.

The risk of complications is reduced because no knife or other affected tissue is used. This means that the patient's recovery time is faster.

Apart from gum surgery, lasers are also used in the treatment of gums for periodontal disease. This is when different types of bacteria affect the gums. These bacteria are found in plaque which usually builds up along the gum line. They then migrate along the surface of the roots, hardening and forming tartar. This causes ulcers and inflammation of the inner gum lining. If not treated in a timely manner, this can lead to periodontal tissue breakdown, which in turn can lead to tooth loss.

Therefore, to stop the disease, initial therapy is used in which the root surface is disinfected and cleaned so that healthy tissue can grow in its place.