Benefits of Laser Gum Treatment

Laser gum treatment is an innovative technique that has revolutionised oral care and gum disease treatments. Gum surgery can often be a painful and lengthy procedure. However, with laser dentistry, our London periodontist clinic can offer fast, painless treatment for gum disease.

At Al-Fa Perio, we have taken tooth preservation to another level and trained thousands of clinicians, both in the UK and internationally, on the various techniques involving a myriad of different lasers.

What Causes Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, is an oral problem that infects gums and the supporting tissue that holds teeth in place.

Gums gradually develop deep pockets between the bone structure and tissues. This can result in tooth loss. Find out more. In the UK, up to 9 in every 10 people have some form of gum disease.

There are several causes of gum disease that include:

  • Poor Oral Hygiene / Brushing Technique
  • Smoking / Poor Diet
  • Chronic Illnesses
  • Stress

The Benefits of Laser Gum Treatment

At our London periodontist, we offer a range of laser gum treatments that not only target and eliminate gum disease but also encourages bone growth and regeneration.

Minimally Invasive Gum Disease Treatment

By using lasers for treatment, it means the Periodontist can carry out the procedure with less intrusion compared to traditional techniques.

Improved Healing Times

Laser gum treatment produces fewer traumas. This means that after treatment, there tends to be less swelling, sensitivity and soreness in the treated area. Because of this, laser dentistry is far less painful than other treatments.

Promotes Bone Regeneration

The sole purpose of traditional gum disease surgery is to eliminate the infection. In over 85 per cent of cases, our laser gum treatment encourages bone to re-form in the infected area, especially when gum disease creates deeper gum pockets.

Increased Speed of Post-Treatment

Due to laser gum treatment creating improved healing times, the full function of the mouth is available to patients far quicker than other gum disease treatment options.

Firmer Teeth

Laser gum surgery eliminates deep pockets and encourages bone to re-form. This can help teeth firm-up and improve their functionality.

Flapless Surgery for Crown-Lengthening

We can use this laser to remove bone without needing to raise flaps, thereby resulting in better, faster healing, a more stable gingival margin with less recession, and no risk of scarring.


These can be carried out without the need for stitches. There is little post-operative pain, and the frenum doesn’t grow back. We do not need much local anaesthetic either, so the procedure is much less traumatic for children than traditional methods.

Permanent Desensitisation

Waterlase Technology can successfully and permanently eradicate sensitive teeth (depending on the original cause, and this is often multi-factorial).


You can call us on 020 8506 0701 or fill out the form here for more information on all our treatments.

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