Lasers have revolutionized processes and possibilities across a broad range of industries, including the world of dentistry and oral care. Although it is yet to be given approval by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), it has so far yielded extremely positive results which leads us to believe that the results for patients thus far have shown some degree of promise.
Periodontal diseases are infections found in the structures around the teeth, which include the gums, periodontal ligament, and alveolar bone. In its earliest stages, infection (otherwise known as gingivitis) is limited to the gums, but this alone is a major contributor to tooth loss in adults. If not dealt with promptly, then the problem can quickly spread to other tissues, making the situation far more complicated to rectify.