Laser teeth cleaning is a revolutionary dental procedure that uses light energy to break down plaque and bacteria on the teeth and inside the gum pockets. This process is much gentler on the teeth and gums than traditional methods, and it can penetrate through soft and hard tissues, allowing the dentist to clean below the gum line without having to remove the gum tissues to expose the roots of the teeth. The heat created by lasers is what dentists use to cut, reshape and clean soft or hard tissues in the mouth. This leads to minimal swelling, minimal discomfort, minimal or no bleeding, and a much faster recovery time than with traditional periodontal cleaning.
Laser teeth cleaning can also remove infected tissue along the gum line and restore full gum health. Regular dental cleanings with a dental professional are still necessary to remove any plaque or tartar buildup, but laser teeth cleaning has been shown to be effective in restoring gum health, allowing patients to keep their teeth as they age. The procedure usually causes much less swelling and discomfort than other treatments, leading to a much shorter recovery time. Moreover, lasers don't generate noise or vibrations like conventional dental instruments do, so laser treatments are often a better option for people who suffer from dental anxiety.
With laser tooth cleaning, the dentist can now remove infected tissue and prepare the gumline for a less invasive root scraping and smoothing procedure without causing any real discomfort to the patient.