Before treatment, you will be given a local anesthetic to eliminate any possible discomfort. A tiny laser fiber, with a thickness of about three hairs, will be inserted between your teeth and gums during the procedure. This will clear away infection, reduce inflammation and trigger an immediate healing response in your tissue.
You’ll most likely feel well enough to return to work right after treatment is complete. If necessary, Dr. Nevins will prescribe an oral antibiotic to protect against infection. It’s best to stick to a soft diet for a day or two after treatment, but most patients report eating anything they want without any pain. Best of all, your recovery time will likely be less than 24 hours.