Lasers have been used in modern dentistry for a while now but we have had major improvements with medical lasers in the past decade. The type of laser used for treatment of periodontal disease makes a big impact on the success of the treatment. It is important to nate that the laser is just a tool, it is the expertise of the operator that determines success. At Beverly Hills Periodontal Institute, Dr. Madison uses state of the art laser for treatment of periodontal diseases.
How Laser Dentistry Works
Laser dentistry works well because it uses the laser beam which is delivered through a thin fiber optic strand to the affected area. The precise nature of the laser beam removes the ifected gum lining with minimal trauma to the tissues, and at the same time disinfects and kills the harful bacteria. There is also evidence that the laser light stimulates the cells in the area to regenerate the lost tissues.
Perhaps the biggest advantage of laser periodontal treatment, however, is less post-operative pain. Oftentimes, patients are back to work right away with minimal pain or soreness.
We can help assess to see if laser assisted periodontal treatment is the right approach for your particular needs.