Laser Periodontal Therapy
If you have red, swollen or bleeding gums, persistent bad breath or tooth sensitivity, you may have some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of your gums. In healthy gums, shallow pockets exist where the teeth meet the gums. When gum disease occurs, these pockets deepen allowing the accumulation of harmful bacteria that may result in increased gum inflammation and eventual bone or tooth loss.
Traditional treatment involves using sharp instruments to scrape the tartar from the root surfaces (scaling and root planing), allowing the gum tissue to reattach to the roots. Laser Periodontal Therapy is a new procedure to treat gum disease without cutting your gums and using stitches.
How the Periowave Laser works
Periowave is a painless, non-surgical and effective procedure for the treatment of gum disease. It is a non-antibiotic approach to killing bacteria without promoting the development of bacterial resistance.
Periowave utilizes a non-thermal laser light combined with a photosensitizing solution designed to kill bacteria associated with gum disease. Killing the bacteria halts the progression of the disease and allows healing to begin. Periowave is designed to be used in conjunction with scaling and root planing to establish a powerful treatment for gum disease. To learn more visit www.periowave.com.