Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy

Laser therapy uses intense beams of light projected by a dental laser.  Dental lasers can be used to perform a wide variety of treatments.

Minimally Invasive gum disease treatment for moderate to severe cases

Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy, is an advancement in periodontal infection removal. ™ laser uses a specific wavelength that targets and destroys diseased tissue and bacteria from periodontal pockets.

In Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy there is no cutting away of the gums or bone as in traditional treatment.  The PerioLase MVP-7 laser is used in our office for periodontal disease treatment. This procedure kills harmful bacteria and removes unhealthy gum tissue without harming bone or healthy tissue.  In ideal candidates, LANAP Periodontal Therapy can be a gentler, more precise treatment that conserves healthy tissue and minimizes pain and discomfort.

Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy is:

  • More Comfortable 
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Less Damaging
  • Safe
  • Biologically Healthy

The beauty of dental lasers is that they damage far less of the surrounding tissue than traditional techniques – which means less discomfort and pain.

A small laser fiber is inserted into the diseased gum pocket.  This precise laser disintegrates the bacteria and diseased tissue without harming any of your healthy tissues.  The disease is removed and healthy gums and bone are given a good chance to regenerate.

In addition, the laser sterilizes as it removes diseased tissue and provides a sealing clot that inhibits reinfection.

is safe for patients with health concerns.  In addition, patients taking blood thinning medications (e.g. Coumadin, aspirin, Plavix) need not go off of these medications to receive treatment.  It is also more indicated for smokers as gum recession is less prevalent in laser dentistry.

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