Laser-assisted therapy is a type of dental treatment that uses lasers to remove plaque and bacteria without the use of drills. This process eases discomfort and has a faster healing time than traditional methods in some cases.
In regard to periodontal therapies, this also applies. The laser is used to remove the plaque and bacteria that causes periodontitis to grow in mild to moderate cases. It can help to avoid more aggressive treatment later on, as well as lower the risk of tooth and bone loss.
WIth any laser dentistry, it is important to follow all of your dentist’s instructions for aftercare, as well as keeping to a good oral hygiene routine, as your teeth and gums are still vulnerable to a recurrence of periodontitis without proper care.