In periodontal laser therapy, removal of the inflamed gum tissue from around the root of the tooth is performed. When the infected tissue is removed and the root is exposed, the root scaling begins.
This involves scraping off the calculus and plaque built up below the gum line and around the root. The area between the gum and the root can then regenerate during the healing process.
- No anesthetic is needed, as is sometimes required for other forms of dental surgery.
- Lasers can target the diseased areas precisely and accurately.
- Bleeding, pain and swelling are limited because periodontal laser therapy is less invasive than regular surgery.
- Recovery and healing times are shorter.