State-of-the-art technology has allowed for laser therapy to be an integral part of our periodontal and implant practice. Laser surgery is so precise that healthy surrounding tissue is scarcely affected.
Our CO2 laser gives us an exceptional level of control in performing certain periodontal procedures.
Some of the indications for using a laser include:
- The precision and focus of the laser allows us to avoid compromising surrounding tissue.
- The laser allows for less anesthetic use and also promotes coagulation. This means less discomfort, swelling, and bleeding.
- The laser is able to efficiently reduce bacterial load, reducing the need for antibiotic therapy and associated side effects.
Some of the ways we use the laser in our practice include:
- Frenectomy (upper and lower)
- Treatment of excess soft tissue – gingival hyperplasia
- Sulcus sterilization
- Uncovering of implants
- Crown lengthening
- Treatment of apthous ulcers, lichen planus, leukoplakia
- Laser reattachment procedures
- Treatment and detoxification of implant disease (peri-implantitis)