Periodontitis is what can happen when gingivitis is not treated. Typically symptoms are inflammation around the tooth. The inflammation causes the skin around the tooth to retract. The bodies own defensive mechanisms along with bacteria will break down bone and connective tissue that hold teeth in place.
Benefits of Laser Periodontal Therapy
- It’s fast. Typical Laser Periodontal treatment takes around two hours.
- Immediately removes 95% of bacteria
- Traditional treatments can be painful and involve long recovery times. Laser Periodontal treatment takes a couple of hours and recovery is usually only a couple of days as opposed to 2-4 weeks.
- Laser Periodontal Therapy is safe for patients with pre-existing conditions like diabetes, HIV, hemophilia or those taking medications such as Coumadin and Cyclosporine