Over half of the adult population suffers from gum disease like gingivitis and periodontitis, which when left untreated can cause tooth loss.
Lasers are the tool for choice for modern dentists and periodontists to treat gum disease. Laser periodontal treatments are more comfortable than conventional hand scaling methods that use sharp devices to scrape out the gum area, meaning that with lasers – the patient may not need local anaesthetic and will recover faster with less pain and swelling following treatment.
Lasers allow for more precise treatment of the infected area, destroying the bacteria and the toxins they produce. Another advantage is that lasers have a coagulating effect which greatly reduces or completely stops the gums from bleeding during treatment.