The Periolase surgery was what I expected it would be. I had no pain during the surgery, no bleeding and no stitches. I had moderate pain after the surgery, but I was back to work the next day. I would recommend this surgery if you are a candidate because it is less painful than the traditional deep cleaning procedures. You will notice a difference in your gums in just a few weeks. The one word I would use to describe my experience with the surgery is “Successful”!