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Periodontal Disease Treatment (Laser Gum Surgery)

Laser therapy is a breakthrough in treating periodontal disease since it allows us to treat the disease using this new laser in a minimally invasive procedure eliminating cutting and suture surgery. Instead of cutting away infected tissue we are now able to regenerate soft tissue attachment to the root and new bone much of the time. This was demonstrated in a recently published histologic study of laser treatment by a major university where they found new soft tissue attachment to the root in 100% of the cases studied and new bone in two thirds of the cases.

For many patients with periodontal disease, scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) is not enough therapy and conventional cutting and suture surgery is too much treatment. Laser surgery provides a much improved methods for saving teeth with advanced periodontal disease for those patients who want to save their teeth but do not want or are not good candidates for conventional surgery. We can now sometimes save teeth that we would have extracted in the past. For most patients, laser surgery provides a realistic alternative with comparable results.

In addition to the clinical benefits, laser therapy provides significantly less pain, recession, bleeding and root sensitivity and minimal swelling and downtime after treatment. We can achieve all these benefits in only one visit since the laser therapy also eliminated the often painful deep scaling visit. This makes it ideal for patients who are fearful of conventional periodontal deep scaling and cutting surgery.

An additional benefit of laser surgery is the antibacterial effect that helps disinfect periodontal pockets. This laser specifically targets the highly pathogenic black pigmented bacteria and is able to vaporize these bacteria safely because of a very rapid 1/10,000th of a second pulses which allow the tissue to cool 99.8% of the time.

If you would like to find out more about this breakthrough in treating periodontal disease to save your smile, please call or e-mail our office for an examination at 9545349181.


Who will benefit from Laser? Laser therapy provides additional pocket reduction and antibacterial control for patients with: • Refractory periodontal infections where the laser may be used in conjunction with microbiological testing • Previous periodontal therapy • Pocket depths between 5 and 6mm • Very advanced, inoperable pockets • Continuing pocket breakdown during maintenance • Medical Problems • Age Concerns • Emotional concerns, such as fear of surgery • Gingival overgrowth due to prescriptions medications


21 october 2020, 18:23

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