Why do people need laser gum surgery?
There are many reasons that a patient might require gum surgery and the use of lasers can often help in achieving a healthy aesthetic result. Gum disease is often known as Periodontal disease. Periodontal disease typically stems from an inflammation of the underlying bone covered by the gum causing the gum to be inflamed and have measurable pockets. The gums will bleed with little pressure and the patient will develop gingivitis, which is a basically gum disease in its early onset. As the plaque forms a pocket between the gum and tooth, the gum line will sag and recede, which makes the tooth susceptible to further decay. People with various levels of decay and swollen gum tissue due to the plaque pockets are generally in need of gum surgery.
After traditional therapies are completed, laser gum surgery can often be used to finish and fine tune the aesthetic result.