Laser Periodontal Therapy with the Waterlase iPlus

November 18, 2013 | Posted in Laser | Be the first one to comment

Conventional periodontal therapy usually involves mechanical scaling and root planing to remove the hardened deposits and rough areas along root surfaces in attempt to allow natural healing. When this treatment is unsuccessful, periodontal surgery is often the next step, which is often very expensive, time consuming and met with post-operative pain. The surgery often results in recession that is not esthetically pleasing.

Laser periodontal therapy is an effective treatment alternative to conventional surgical therapy. In most cases, the treatment can be completed without reflecting a surgical flap of tissue dramatically reducing the risk of recession. The laser energy applied to the pockets and is very effective at removing the infected tissue, disinfecting the pockets and removing the micro-deposits of calculus and infected cementum that can not be removed by mechanical means. In many cases, the entire procedure can be completed with the use of topical anesthetic alone!

There are countless studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of laser periodontal therapies. This simple procedure has been proven to promote reattachment of tissue, bone growth and wound healing. These results can not be achieved by conventional therapies alone. 

Keep posted for some treatment results that have been achieved through laser treatments completed by Dr. Luke Haslam and the Waterlase iPlus (ErCr:YSGG 2780nm RFTP).

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22615717


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