Oral cavity (mouth) is a favorable environment for bacteria. The bacteria that live above the gumline can survive in oxygen, these are the type of bacteria that by brushing and flossing we can neutralize their activities; however, the bacteria that live beneath the gumline are the ones that are mostly responsible for periodontal (gum) disease, and sometimes the damage could be irreversible.
Laser Bacterial Reduction is a comfortable, painless, and safe treatment that in conjunction with scaling/root planing (deep cleaning) provides a fresh, healthy tissue that can reattach to the tooth surface. This therapy only affects the infected tissue, and its special wavelength is customized to target that kind of a bacteria. The effects of this treatment usually lasts 4-6 weeks. Published studies show the positive results regarding antimicrobial laser therapy used in dentistry.