Beginning in the mid-1990's, the use of lasers in various dental treatments began to become common; and today, they are used for in a wide variety of procedures - most notably in laser periodontal treatment.
Caring for your teeth and gums ideally involves only preventive measures like a good oral hygiene regimen at home and regular visits to your periodontist for a check up. But when gingivitis or periodontitis develop, you will need to counteract it with some form of periodontal treatment.
There are many key advantages of laser periodontal treatment over other treatment methods, ranging from improved gum health to prevention of tooth loss. The fact that the process is near-painless is certainly one of the biggest reasons for its popularity. But here, we want to focus on how laser gum surgery can save you time and discomfort during the post-op recovery process.
Are you afraid to sit in the dental chair? That may seem like a question to only ask to children, but the fact is many adults are quite nervous about seeing their periodontist when they have or suspect they may have some form of gum disease.
Around 75% of adult tooth loss is caused by periodontal (gum) disease, and very often, this could have been avoided by timely laser periodontal treatment.