Laser Treatment for Gum Disease
Research suggests that laser assisted treatments in addition to scaling and root planing may help improve the effectiveness of periodontal treatments. Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical treatment which is used to help treat periodontal disease. When lasers are used in addition to scaling and root planing, patients will experience less bleeding, discomfort, or swelling during the procedure.
Each laser has its own set of wavelengths which can be used safely and effectively during various periodontal procedures. Periodontal tissues can be damaged if the inappropriate wavelength is selected during the periodontal procedure. However, under the care of the highly skilled and well experienced periodontist, damage to gum tissue will not be an issue.
Our Los Angeles periodontist can provide you with more information about lase-assisted periodontal treatments.