The Diode laser is fast becoming the most versatile instrument in the dental office. The beneficial effects of the laser (simply light) spreads throughout the dental treatment spectrum.

Periodontal Benefits- Soft tissue maintenance (gums) is ground zero when attempting to heal or maintain clean and disease free mouth. This disease is Periodontitis. It starts when bacteria accumulated in between teeth and works its way under the gum line. Untreated this builds to the point of infection and ultimately a disease requiring periodontal cleaning and maintenance until gums are restored to a healthy state.

Perio Laser Benefits

  • Reduces bacteria loads
  • Keeps bacteria reduced in pockets for up to 6 weeks
  • Improves circulation
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Removes necrotic (dead) tissue

Other Laser Treatments

  • Root desensitization
  • Soft tissue lesions (canker sores, hematomas)
  • TMJ pain relief

Laser treatment involves the pulsing of light at various frequencies and intensities over the treatment area. Patients commonly feel a warm sensation, but if there is sensitivity a mild anesthetic is applied to the patients comfort.