Periodontal Soft Tissue Laser Therapy

Periodontal laser therapy is a non-surgical treatment for periodontal disease that is 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.

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 and kill bacteria, it can also be used to seal blood vessels and nerve endings, reducing bleeding and postoperative pain and swelling.