Are lasers used in gum disease treatment?
A dental laser can be used in the treatment for gum disease, but it depends if your dentist has one. With a dental laser, your dentist can perform a treatment for gum disease (periodontal disease in particular) without making an incision. The disease tissue is quickly removed and the nerve endings are sealed – sometimes without a local anesthesia. A laser gum treatment also results in shorter recovery time; many patients can return to work the same day.