Laser energy can be used in a periodontal pocket to remove infected tissue. If this is done in conjunction with the removal of tartar and calculus below the gum level it can lead to much improved postoperative healing.
Most surgical procedures inside the mouth can be carried out with a laser. This has the benefit of minimising bleeding and pain both during and after the procedure. Traditional scalpel and suture techniques cause more tissue injury, pain, swelling and bleeding.
For more information on laser dentistry, call our practice in Battersea, near Clapham on 020 7223 7096 or make an enquiry through our website.