The Benefits of Laser Treatment for Gum Disease

dentist with patientGum disease is a major issue facing many Americans. Treatment varies depending on the progression of the disease. You may need a small change in habits, scaling and root planing or even periodontal surgery. These treatment methods can be painful, but luckily there is another form of gum disease treatment in Chicago available: laser therapy.


Laser treatment is more comfortable for patients than other methods. There is reduced bleeding and swelling, no charring, and no drill noise or vibration. This also greatly reduces stress and anxiety, meaning that you can get treated quickly without the negative emotions that can come with a big dental procedure. Healing time is also greatly reduced.

Reduced Risk of Infection

The cool thing about the high-energy light of the laser is that it acts as a sterilizer as well. This significantly reduces the risk of infection and reduces the risk of your gum disease relapsing. In this way, laser treatment is much more effective than more invasive procedures.

Anesthesia Limited

Laser dentistry is virtually painless, so you won’t need to worry about injections and numbness. In most cases, a light spray anesthetic is all that you need, eliminating the complications and costs that come with anesthesia.

Make an appointment with our dentist today to learn about your gum disease treatment options.