Laser Gum sterilisation is used to treat infected areas in the mouth and sterilise the areas affected by periodontal disease. Laser treatment provides the dentist with a far greater degree of precision when removing the damaged tissue, reaching deep into the pockets between the teeth and gums, eliminating greater numbers of bacteria, and enables the dentist to leave more healthy tissue intact. Treatment is very safe and is often quicker than conventional treatment.

What is Gum Sterilisation?

Laser Gum Sterilisation is a Dental Treatment that is carried out using a concentrated beam of light, which can be used to treat and sterilise areas of infections in the month. This procedure can improve the health of the gum by decreasing inflammation, bleeding, swelling, and can aid in reducing the depth of the pocket which helps in keeping the pocket clean

How Does Laser Gum Sterilization Work?

The dentist uses a specialised laser machine to treat the affected areas. The small laser tip is placed below the gum where the energy is used to treat the periodontal pockets. The laser energy automatically seals any small blood vessels that may be cut during treatment, a process that is called thermal coagulation, this makes for faster healing time, reduce post treatment discomfort, less bleeding and more comfortable treatment.

Does Laser Gum Sterilisation Hurt?

Laser gum sterilisation is quicker and more comfortable than conventional treatments, and often the use of local Dental Anaesthetics is unnecessary.

What are the Advantages of Laser Gum Sterilisation?

Reported advantages of laser gum sterilisation over conventional treatment include:

  • More comfortable and almost pain free with reduced post-treatment discomfort
  • Non-invasive
  • Minimal bleeding and swelling after surgery
  • Faster recovery time
  • No stitches or sutures required
  • Less risk of infection
  • Minimal tissue damage with more healthy tissue intact
  • Shorter procedure times
  • Longer lasting results in many cases
  • Sterilisation of the treatment area
  • Eliminate greater numbers of bacteria from infected areas