Periodontal Laser Therapy

Morrison Dental Care uses a soft-tissue dental laser to eliminate the bacteria responsible for gum disease that accumulates around the gums and roots of teeth. The laser is a beam of light that attracts itself to the diseased tissue and bacteria, which thrive in the warm, moist areas around your teeth and gums. Unlike traditional treatments, which remove both diseased and healthy gum tissue, periodontal laser therapy targets only the infected gum tissue. Our laser uses varying pulsating frequencies that effectively remove periodontal infections and facilitate gum tissue regeneration.

Did you know…

that periodontal laser therapy treatments have many advantages over traditional treatments? In addition to only targeting diseased tissues, periodontal laser therapy features:

    • Rapid recovery
    • Minimal discomfort
    • Decreased bleeding
    • Infection removal
    • Reduced inflammation

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a candidate for periodontal laser therapy?

Patients who benefit from periodontal laser therapy have been diagnosed with a periodontal disease with pocket depths between 5 and 6 millimeters. You may also benefit from periodontal laser therapy if you have advanced periodontal pockets that are inoperable or that have become infected again despite a previous periodontal treatment. For more information about periodontal laser therapy and whether it is right for you, schedule a periodontal consultation with Drs. Lewis and David Morrison today.

What should I expect during periodontal laser therapy treatment?

Patients undergoing periodontal laser therapy are made comfortable using a local anesthetic.  Then, Drs. Lewis and David Morrison will use a laser to gently removed diseased gum tissues from the pockets surrounding your teeth. There is no cutting and patients find the laser very relaxing. After the infection is eliminated, your teeth will be cleaned, and the laser will be used once more to help your gums form clots in the pockets.

What should I expect after undergoing periodontal laser therapy?

Following your treatment, you should be able to return to work immediately. If you are like most patients, you’ll experience much less swelling and discomfort than you would with traditional flap surgery, and your gums will bleed less following the procedure. You will be given special instructions for keeping the treatment site clean and free of debris, and you may need to follow a special diet in the days following your procedure. Because the clots are sensitive in the first week following periodontal laser therapy treatment, you’ll also need to avoid brushing your gum line for the first several days after your procedure.


Morrison Dental Care serves the communities of Clifton Park, Halfmoon, Saratoga Springs, Troy, Waterford and Mechanicville. Call us at (518)371-3400 or for you convenience, you can use our online Request an Appointment form to arrange your consultation.

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