Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy
Dr. Stephen John, DDS
LASER ASSISTED PERIODONTAL THERAPY
Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy is an excellent adjunct to the treatment of periodontal disease. Lasers have given us potential alternatives to traditional periodontal therapy. In addition, it can be an aid in optimizing treatment and healing of many surgical procedures.
There are primarily three types of Lasers that are used in Dentistry. Each is very different from the others. I use the very versatile Waterlase iPlus Erbium Laser. This laser can allow us to do many periodontal procedures without pulling the gums away from the teeth. The post-operative bleeding and pain is significantly reduced to non-existent. The healing is usually much faster than our traditional procedures. Our patients are often surprised and pleased to hear that the treatment that has been recommended can often times be treated with the laser.
Dr. John will be able to inform you on the benefits of Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy at your exam.