The laser is used in addition to the sub gingival scaling that happens prior to the laser treatment. The calculus is removed and the pockets cleaned. The laser is then applied for the removal of infected soft and hard tissue. Using the laser reduces the inflammation and the healing time. Research has shown that the need for antibiotic therapy is significantly reduced and also the need for a surgical approach.
Deep Pocket Therapy (DPT) with New Attachment™ using the laser is a minimally invasive, FDA-cleared, therapy for moderate to advanced gum disease that promotes cementum-mediated periodontal ligament new-attachment to the root surface in the absence of long junctional epithelium. The YSGG laser is especially effective for minimally invasive removal of both subgingival inflamed tissue and calculus deposits, to prepare the pocket and surface of the tooth for healing and new attachment.