The goals of Periodontal Therapy are to arrest infection, remove plaque and calculus, reduce the amount of bacteria within a pocket, and provide an environment in which the tissue can return to health. It has been proven time and time again that the bacteria associated with Periodontal Disease and chronic gum inflammation can contribute to heart attacks, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes.
We now have the ability to attack this periodontal inflammation at a microscopic level through the user of dental lasers. The very precisely focused laser energy targets bacterial colonies that are embedded in the gum tissue, promoting an environment for healing.
Through Laser-Assisted Periodontal Therapy, we are able to destroy the bacteria that cause inflammation and periodontal disease. Laser Therapy is a safe and effective adjunct to traditional Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning) procedures or Periodontal Maintenance Cleanings.
Aiming the laser beam into the pocket without contacting the tissue allows us to drastically reduce the harmful bacteria that affect our dental and overall health. The reduction in bacterial levels in conjunction with proper homecare can allow the area to heal enough to enable the surrounding gum tissue to reattach and the pockets to shrink.
Laser decontamination is typically painless and time effective. It does not substitute anything we've done before to treat periodontal disease but rather an adjunct procedure we offer to help improve your oral health.