Just as laser technology has revolutionized other medical fields in the past decade, lasers have changed the way dentists treat their patients. Dr. Waheed takes advantage of cutting-edge laser equipment to treat gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, at our practice in panama city. Laser periodontal gum therapy is a dental treatment offering substantial benefits to the patient at a cost that is comparable to that of more painful, less effective alternatives.
LASER ASSISTED PERIODONTAL THERAPY (LAPT) also known as laser curettage or laser debridement is the most advanced non-surgical technique in treating periodontal disease today. After scaling and root planing procedure is completed, laser light is then used to remove infected gingival tissue inside pockets (de-epithelialization). Energy from the laser light vaporizes infected gingival tissue and toxins from harmful bacteria. This then provides healthy, more efficient healing by achieving new attachment of gingival fibers. Additional results from this procedure are pocket depth reduction and most importantly, bone regrowth and regeneration. Loose teeth firm and tighten. Teeth that may have been lost are saved, without surgery! No incisions, no stiches! Infection gone.
LASER BACTERIAL REDUCTION (LBR) Another benefit in using laser in a periodontal procedure is that laser energy is also able to kill the majority of sulcus bacteria. Thus, effectively delaying bacterial repopulation within the pocket. Therefore, LBR may control periodontal pockets from getting worse when performed with periodontal maintenance treatment.
Our office can often alleviate periodontal disease using laser technology and patient participation in home care.
Additionally, Dr. Waheed uses the Diode Laser to perform the following procedures: