A dental laser is used to remove the infected gum tissue from around the tooth’s root. Once the root is exposed, the dentist will begin root scaling. This involves removing the plaque and tartar that has built up around the root and below the gumline via ultrasonic root cleaner – no scraping required. The root is then smoothed out with instruments. This helps remove rough spots that might attract bacteria and cause future infections. The energy from the laser is then used to warm the stem cell that contains blood, thereby creating a seal of tissues to protect the tooth root. Laser periodontal treatment promotes healing, allowing the area between the gum and the root to regenerate.
Laser treatment is better than traditional periodontal procedures in the following ways:
- The laser is more precise and accurate, so it will not target healthy gums.
- No anesthesia is required.
- Laser periodontal treatment is less invasive that traditional surgery. Therefore, pain, swelling and bleeding are minimal.
- Lasers help preserve and regenerate tissue while rebuilding bone.
- The power levels of the laser beam are adjustable. allowing dentists to customize dental treatments for each patient’s unique needs.
- Laser treatment offers faster healing and recovery.
Periodontal disease is painless for many people. Therefore, you should be aware of its symptoms, such as the following:
- Swollen or tender gums
- Red, bleeding gums
- Receding gums
- Pus around the teeth and gums
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth