One of the biggest reasons that periodontal patients give for putting off treatment for their symptoms is fear of the recovery time. Living with gum disease, patients are often aware that waiting can make the condition worse, but surgical recovery times can be an obstacle to patients with rigid work schedules or other commitments. That’s why it is important that patients understand options like laser gum surgery and how they minimize the downtime associated with complex procedures. How Laser Surgery Works There are a variety of laser-related therapies that your periodontist might discuss with you, but the one that has gained the most patient attention recently is laser surgery. It is designed to do the same work of removing infected tissue while preserving regular tissue that traditional procedures aim for, but with a few advantages. Laser procedures are more precise, preserving more healthy tissue around the infection They involve less discomfort because incisions, when necessary, are sma ...