Periodontal disease is the primary cause of bone and tooth loss. An infection forms deep pockets where bacteria grow and damage the teeth and supporting structures. Traditional surgical techniques are effective but new surgical techniques utilizing lasers offer some advantages.
Among the many benefits are less pain and discomfort, faster recovery, sterilization of unhealthy tissue and bacteria, stimulation of the cells to help regenerate damaged areas faster, reduction in bone loss, reduced chances of a recurrence of the problem and much more. For patients who are unwilling to undergo the stress and discomfort or traditional dental surgery, laser treatment offers a more than acceptable alternative. And even those who are willing to accept traditional surgery will find that the laser option offers them better and longer lasting results.