Gum disease is a swelling, soreness and/or infection of the tissue supporting the teeth. The first stage, gingivitis, is an inflammation of the gums, which are very swollen and red, and often bleed when brushed. If this is allowed to progress, it develops into periodontal diseases; This is where the chronically infected gums shrink and are unable to support the tooth, meaning the teeth become loose and fragile.
Traditional treatment for severe gum disease is by surgically cutting out the diseased gum with a scalpel. This is painful, and often requires simultaneous removal of healthy gum tissue. However, non-surgical laser gum treatment is a minimally invasive procedure, which is safer, less painful and faster healing. A laser light selectively removes the diseased gum tissue, without affecting the healthy gums. The laser light seals blood vessels and nerve endings, meaning less bleeding and pain compared to the traditional surgical option. Laser also kills bacteria on contact, promoting faster healing