Laser Dentistry Several non-surgical treatments, including professional dental cleanings and scaling and planing, can be used to treat periodontal disease (gum disease). Toronto dentist Dr. Jonathan Shainhouse also utilizes laser dentistry as a non-surgical approach for gum disease treatment. Laser dentistry can be performed in conjunction with other non-surgical procedures to create the most effective gum disease treatment possible. Dr. Shainhouse is highly experienced in laser dentistry and offers this as one of his many dental services at Imperial Street Dental. Through the use of laser dentistry, you will experience faster healing, minimal pain and discomfort during and after the procedure, reduced bleeding and sensitivity and a lesser risk of infection. Not all patients with periodontal disease are eligible for laser dentistry. Dr. Shainhouse will review your case and determine if you are a proper candidate for this type of gum disease therapy. Additionally, Dr. Shainhouse uses laser dentistry in the treatment of cold sores. While not very common, some people may suffer from recurrent outbreaks of cold sores. Laser therapy can bring you immediate relief with the sore healing within 72 hours. If you would like to learn more about our laser dentistry services at Imperial Street Dental, call us today to schedule an appointment with Toronto dentist Dr. Jonathan Shainhouse.