What is laser periodontal treatment?
The facts about laser periodontics
Deep Pocket Therapy is a highly effective, more aesthetic and comfortable alternative to traditional surgical procedures for patients.
This therapy changes the environment in the gum pocket through removal of inflamed tissue and root surface calculus/tartar to promote healthy tissue regeneration.
It offers patients a minimally invasive option for many procedures. For enhanced clinical results, unmatched versatility, and technological superiority, the Waterlase™ laser is the proven treatment choice.
How it works
- A periodontal treatment probe is put into place to measure the depth of the bone loss.
- Pulsed light is used selectively to treat the diseased tissues inside the pocket and to remove infected areas. Due to the precision of the laser, healthy tissue is left completely unharmed.
- Using special scaling methods, tartar is removed. Thanks to the effects of the laser, the removal is easier than it would be during a traditional scaling.
- A different intensity light is used during a second phase of laser gum treatment. It creates a fibrin clot that will connect the gum to the root surface.
- A fibrin clot is created at the pinnacle of the gum by pressing the tissue against the root surface.
- Post treatment advice is provided at the end of the treatment. Special home care and dietary recommendations might also help to ensure lasting success.
What are the benefits of laser periodontal treatment?
The Waterlase™ has been cleared by the FDA and research supports it’s success as an effective laser periodontal treatment.
Data that has been published recently indicates that this form of laser therapy, using the Waterlase™, “led to significant improvements” in bleeding on probing, probing depth, and “appeared to be advantageous when compared to scaling and Root planing alone, due to more efficient attachment level restoration.”