Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy
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Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy is a minimally invasive procedure designed to treat many forms of periodontitis. Not all patients are a candidate for this procedure. Call our office to schedule a consultation to see if you can benefit from this exciting new treatment.
A. This represents a deep periodontal pocket. Depicted here is the loss of bone. Calculus (tartar) on the root surface is usually present.
B. The laser tip takes out the inflamed gum tissue lining of the pocket wall. Unhealthy tissue is removed that lines the pocket. This improves access to the pocket and the root surface.
C. Calculus (tartar) and plaque is removed from the root surface, and rinsed out of the pocket. In our office, Perioscopy is used to assist in visualization for this process.
D. Our laser is reinserted into the pocket environment to further clean out the pocket area.
E. A dense fibrin clot forms between the gum tissue and the root surface to seal the pocket.
F Bite trauma to each tooth must be eliminated for healing to occur.
G. After omplete healing occurs, the pocket depth is reduced through reattachment of the gum tissue to the root of the tooth.