Most patients believe that laser gum remodeling is painless. Any resulting pain is generally mild and can be relieved with ibuprofen. Aspirin pain relievers are generally not recommended because they can increase bleeding. The recovery time for laser gum remodeling varies from person to person.
Periodontal laser therapy uses a dental laser to remove inflamed gum tissue from the area around the tooth. After the infected tissue is removed, the dentist's root removes excess plaque that is below the gum line and around the root of the infected area. Gurinski smoothes the root, and the space between the root and the gums regenerates and heals. Pain after gum remodeling, especially with a laser, is usually mild.
If you're in pain, your dentist may recommend that you take an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as ibuprofen. Avoid medicines that contain aspirin, as they can thin the blood and cause bleeding. After undergoing laser gum surgery, it's important to take appropriate steps for healing. Although laser gum surgery causes little or no pain or discomfort, your gums will still need to heal.
The amount of time it will take for your gums to heal depends on how you care for them directly after laser gum surgery. Laser gum therapy is almost always almost painless. We usually use local anesthesia to make you feel comfortable during the procedure. Laser gum surgery involves the use of lasers instead of traditional periodontal tools to clean tartar (calculus) from the surface of the teeth, their roots and the deep pockets that have formed in the gums.
Lasers are incredibly accurate and precise, so the laser won't target anything other than problem areas.