Periodontitis, is an inflammatory disease that affects the periodontium, ie the tissues that surround and support the teeth. As a consequence of periodontitis we have the progressive loss of alveolar bone around the teeth. Without early diagnosis and treatment it can lead to mobility and consequent tooth loss.
We use Laser to better access and remove inflammation of the gingival tissue and around the root of the tooth. When the infected tissue is removed and the root is exposed, root curettage begins. This involves scraping the dental plague and stone created beneath the gingival margin and around the root. The dentist then smoothes the root and removes any rough spots that may attract the bacteria and cause future infections.
The treatment of periodontitis is an easy process. The contribution of Laser use to periodontal treatment is enormous, as we avoid surgical treatments and injections, the results of treatment being much better and faster than conventional or even surgical periodontal treatment, which we usually avoid using of Laser.
In order for the laser treatment of periodontitis to be effective, the classical method of treating periodontitis should be preceded. The laser enters the final stage of treatment so that it can show off all its benefits.
The main reasons that explain why laser treatment of periodontitis is better than the traditional methods of treatment of periodontitis are:
One of the great advantages of Laser is that even in the rare case of surgical periodontal treatment, all the benefits of sterilization, shorter post-operative pain, faster healing of the incision and faster gingival healing are still present. And the most important is faster and better bone regeneration.
In a few weeks, with co-operation and proper patient care, tooth movement is reduced, gums have stopped bleeding, inflammation has receded, and bone is recovering more rapidly.
As a result, the patient feels healthier, tooth mobility (if any) is reduced to a minimum, the mouth does not have the bad smell it used to have, and the wonderful aesthetic effect that is visible on healthy gums is now visible.