Lasers are revolutionizing the way dental diseases are
treated. We are currently using the Erbium Dental Laser. It emits a precise beam of light that targets and
destroys dental decay.
Lasers promote faster healing. Lasers produce little or
no post-operative discomfort. Lasers provide safe, fast,
comfortable and effective treatment for both hard
tissues (your teeth) and soft tissues (your gums, lips,
Lasers can eliminate or greatly reduce the need to use
the dental drill, the noise of the drill and the smell
of the drill. Also, Lasers sterilize the treatment area.
Lasers are gentler to the oral tissues than other
methods of cutting tissue.
WHAT IS LANAP?
LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is used
to treat periodontal disease and save many teeth that
were previously considered hopeless. It uses the worldís
first digital dental laser-the PerioLase MVP-7, which
was specifically designed for treating periodontal
disease. The PerioLase Laser is used as part of Laser
Periodontal Therapy, to remove harmful bacteria and
diseased tissue from the gum pocket by passing a laser
light between gum and tooth. Patients donít hear or feel
it- except for a little warmth.
The laser is an effective tool for improving overall
dental health with less pain, less bleeding, less
swelling, less tissue removal and less recovery time
than traditional gum surgery.
You donít have to worry about bleeding, stitches or
post-treatment infection because your gums havenít been
cut. You will also enjoy fewer follow-up visits and less
time in the dentist chair.
Considerably less trauma to
the area than with cut and sew surgery.
No cutting of the gum tissue
with a scalpel and no stitches means easy recovery
with minimal bleeding.
Preserves gum tissue instead
of cutting it away
Reduces root exposure and
Reduces the possibility of
A. Probe indicated
excessive pocket depth
B. Laser light
removes bacteria and diseased tissue
cleaner is used to remove root surface tartar
D. Laser finishes
cleaning pocket and aids in sealing the pocket closed so new germs cannot enter.
E. Healing of gums
to clean root surface occurs
F. Bite trauma is
G. Healing occurs