Although Root Planing (deep cleaning) effectively removes plaque buildup of teeth in patients with periodontal (gum) disease, it does not eliminate all the bacteria that cause gum disease. When necessary, treatment may include LASER-assisted periodontal treatment to effectively disinfect the pockets between the gum and the tooth root to remove bacteria.
What does LASER-assisted periodontal treatment involve?
Using precise laser beams targeting calculus beneath the gum line, we remove the subgingival calculus in a quick and controlled way, causing minimal pain.
Bacteria present is killed, and the existing biofilm on the tooth surface is dehydrated and deactivated. The integrated water supply cools the preparation site and also rinses out the removed calculus debris. The gentle, touch-free and necrosis-free procedures with our laser technology facilitate faster wound healing without postoperative complications.
Our laser technology can be used to treat even the most difficult periodontitis and periimplantitis cases very efficiently and effectively through its germicidal effect.
How we conduct LASER-assisted periodontal treatment at DP Dental
At DP Dental, we strive to provide the most gentle and effective treatments for our patients. We are proud to care for our patients using state-of-the-art technologies such as the Waterlase Laser, Epic Laser and Fotona Laser.
We emphasise practising minimally invasive dentistry to take care of your oral and dental health with the preservation of what is naturally yours as much as possible with the use of advanced technology by our experienced dental surgeons.
We can achieve so much for our patients’ optimal healthcare with the application of laser technology. Our laser technology does not only offer high preparation speed, but it is also minimally invasive in cavity preparation, periodontics, endodontics, gum disinfection and surgical procedures.
Why choose our laser technology?
Waterlase is a safe and gentle alternative to traditional dental tools. Using laser and water spray, Waterlase can perform many procedures by combining water, air and laser energy for safe use on human tissue in the mouth. Our teeth are partially made up of water, and when the laser makes contact with the tooth, it excites the water molecules to cut through the tooth.
Since the laser continuously sprays out water, it keeps the tooth hydrated, preventing heat and giving you a virtually pain-free experience. Heat, vibration and pressure are the primary causes of pain associated with using the traditional dental drill.
Since ablating both hard and soft tissues (teeth and gums) with the WaterLase does not generate heat, vibration or pressure, many dental procedures can be performed nearly pain-free with fewer shots, less need for anaesthesia, less use of the drill and less numb lips!
Additionally, using the WaterLase for gum procedures reduces bleeding, postoperative pain, swelling and the need for pain medication in many cases.
Naturalistic dentistry – Waterlase combines water, air and laser energy which is very safe on human tissue in the mouth. This patented technology helps prevent heat and gives you a virtually pain-free experience while creating fewer aerosols than traditional dental handpieces.
Lower the risk of cross-contamination – Waterlase works without contacting the tooth, thus reducing the risk of cross-contamination between patients in any dental treatment.
EPIC Laser is the only diode laser in the USA with three unique therapy modes: Soft tissue surgery, whitening, and pain therapy. All these treatments are done at the patient’s maximum comfort.
1) Soft Tissue Surgery: EPIC offers the most precise control of tissue cutting for different procedures and tissue biotypes. EPIC cuts soft tissue cleaner with our exclusive diode laser wavelength, with more hemostasis and supreme patient comfort.
2) Teeth Whitening: EPIC™ is an ideal teeth-whitening solution for progressive offices wanting to expand their cosmetic treatment menu.
3) Pain Therapy: Relieve Minor Pain and TMJ-Related Conditions, using a proprietary Deep Tissue Handpiece to control important parameters. Such as spot size and distance to tissue, EPIC with precise settings related to the amount of laser energy dispersed into the targeted tissue.
FOTONA The LightWalker models AT and DT come standard with dentistry’s two most effective laser wavelengths: Er:YAG and Nd:YAG for no‐compromise dentistry.
It is a well‐established fact that different dental procedures require different laser wavelengths. Wavelength is critical because specific oral tissues react in different ways depending on the particular laser source. LightWalker comes very close to being a universal laser with the choice of the two complementary wavelengths.
All laser‐assisted dental treatments can be performed with either the most highly absorbed Er:YAG laser wavelength or the most homogeneously absorbed ND:YAG laser wavelength.
Combining the two best wavelengths in one laser system enables DP practitioners to perform dual-wavelength treatments. This process can significantly expand the range of treatment possibilities and dramatically improve the outcome of laser‐assisted treatments.
With laser dentistry, there is no need for incisions or stitches for soft-tissue surgery such as gum contouring as the high-energy beam minimises bleeding and disinfects the tissue simultaneously, allowing our patients to heal faster after treatment.