Gum Disease Laser Therapy

Dr. Harasty is proud to offer the latest technology available for periodontal therapy: laser treatment. There are numerous advantages to using laser therapy for treatment of gum disease as opposed to the traditional methods requiring a scalpel and sutures.

Gum Disease Laser Therapy Benefits:


With laser treatment, there is reduced or no bleeding, minimized swelling, no charring, and no drill noise or vibration. The stress and anxiety often associated with dental work is therefore eliminated when you experience quick, effective, and essentially pain-free laser procedures. Also, postoperative sensitivity is greatly limited by laser dentistry, and recovery time is much quicker than with traditional methods. In fact, due to the less-invasive nature of the laser technique, the mouth begins to heal immediately after work is completed!

Reduced Risk of Infection:

The laser’s high-energy light beam acts as a sterilizer on the area it is working, thereby reducing the risk of bacterial infections and relapses.

Regeneration of  Lost Gum and Bone: 

The wavelength and frequency of the laser light stimulates the body to heal itself and can result in regeneration of lost gum tissue and bone.  Rather than “resecting” excess gum tissue with deep pockets and “sanding down” the scars in the bone as a result of periodontal disease as was done in the past, we now kick start the body to heal itself and actually regenerate the lost tissues!

Uses for Gum Disease Laser Therapy:

Dr. Harasty can perform a variety of procedures using laser technology, such as a frenectomy, osseous surgery, and gum grafting. Dr. Harasty is also able to use laser technology as a way to regenerate healthy gums and bone and remove diseased areas in a virtually painless way. This method also encourages healthy gum to regenerate and attach to the teeth. There is a much lower chance of gum disease returning when laser therapy is used as opposed to traditional surgery.