New technologies have made this painful procedure obsolete, and greedy dentists , who don't want to invest time and money, learning the new information ,are abusing their patients.I have included both sides of the debate..most dentists are still doing this medieval procedure.Subjecting their patients to having to be anesthetized with i.v. valium, and cut and stitch surgery,takes about six painful weeks to heal from. The laser alternative,is not painful,has a high success rate, and takes 24 hours of healing.
my dentist also utilizes the perio protect tray system, to double the chances of regeneration to a healthy,uninfected mouth.
The reason that a majority of dentists don't do,or even know about this; is because the laser ,manufactured by Millenium Laser,is not cheap, and it also requires extra training. They would rather just stick to the old ways,than have to learn and invest in the new technologies,in detrement to their trusting patients.Both are unaware of the choices ,there are only a handful of dentists that know about, and do this 21st century dentistry. It has been available for over ten years, WE NEED TO GET THE WORD OUT. AND STOP THIS HORRIBLE TYPE OF SURGERY,MAKING IT TRULY OBSOLETE.