Although laser periodontal surgery is often the superior technique to use in treating periodontal disease, especially in severe cases, it isn't the only treatment method nor is it always the most suitable for every situation.
In the last couple of decades, huge strides have been made in laser periodontal treatment, and today one periodontal laser has accomplished what can only be called a revolution in how periodontal therapy is done.
Around 3 million new cases of Periodontitis, the advanced stage of gum disease, are diagnosed in the US each year. And there are millions more cases of less severe periodontal disease (gingivitis), that go undiagnosed and untreated each year, and which will likely progress into periodontitis.
Gum disease is an infection of both the periodontal and bone tissue surrounding and supporting your teeth. Unless addressed in time with the appropriate periodontal treatment, gum disease advances in stages from very mild to very severe.
Today, modern dentistry offers you a number of different options for treating gum disease, depending on the extent, nature, and severity of your periodontal problems.
With more advanced gum disease, two of your most notable options are traditional periodontal surgery and laser periodontal treatment.