Laser Periodontal Disease Treatment at DP Dental

Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums and bone surrounding the teeth. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to sore, bleeding gums, and even permanent tooth loss. Fortunately, gum disease is preventable and treatable when detected early.

At DP Dental, we can assess your risk for systemic infection due to the presence of certain bacteria, through Oral Biofilm Screening. Rather than addressing gum disease after the damage has occurred, oral biofilm screening allows us to proactively prevent diseases and tackle problems at their root cause. This enables us to tailor treatment plans based on your unique oral microbiome, ensuring targeted and effective care.

We utilise non-invasive, high performance laser treatment for gum disease, designed to eliminate unhealthy bacteria in your mouth. Our laser periodontal disease treatment involves the use of advanced laser technology to address various stages of gum disease. This innovative approach offers a minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgical methods for treating periodontal issues.

Periodontal Disease Facts

Though it is possible to have gum disease without any symptoms, most patients suffering from periodontal disease do exhibit one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Red, swollen, sore gums
  • Bleeding while brushing or flossing
  • Receding gums
  • Loose or separating teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Dentures no longer fit
  • Pus between the teeth and gums
  • A change in bite and jaw alignment
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Periodontal Diseases: Important Facts

  • Periodontal diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are common inflammatory conditions.
  • Untreated periodontitis can result in tooth loss.
  • Individuals with untreated periodontitis may face challenges in nutrition, speech, and self-confidence, impacting their overall quality of life.
  • Periodontitis is associated with conditions like diabetes, heart disease, stroke and increased systemic inflammation.
  • Fortunately, periodontitis is easily diagnosed and can be controlled with regular, high-quality supportive treatment, ensuring positive outcomes.

Oral Biofilm Screening @ DP Dental

At DP Dental, we take a pioneering approach to dental care through oral biofilm screening, enhancing the traditional dental cleaning experience. This innovative method focuses on the early detection and intervention of specific pathogens in your oral microbiome, potentially before they impact your health.

During your visit, your dentist or oral health therapist will gently collect a sample of plaque from your teeth for evaluation under the microscope. This allows us to understand your unique oral microbiome, enabling us to create a tailored treatment plan that addresses your specific needs. This targeted and effective care ensures a more personalised approach to maintaining your oral health.

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If you are currently experiencing one or more symptoms of gum disease or are diabetic, we highly recommend scheduling an appointment with us promptly. Through oral biofilm screening, we determine the standard or elevated risks of systemic infection due to the presence of certain bacteria, and recommend suitable interventions tailored to your level of risk and condition.

DP Dental has been a leader in dental laser technology – we utilise non-invasive, high-quality laser treatment for gum disease, designed to eliminate unhealthy bacteria in your mouth.

What is Laser Periodontal Disease Treatment at DP Dental

During laser periodontal disease treatment, a dental laser is used to target and remove diseased tissue from the gums. The laser energy is precisely directed to the affected areas, effectively disinfecting and debriding the gum tissue while minimising damage to surrounding healthy tissue.

One of the key benefits of laser treatment is its precision, allowing for targeted removal of diseased tissue without the need for incisions or sutures. Additionally, the laser energy helps to seal blood vessels and nerve endings, resulting in reduced bleeding, swelling, and discomfort during and after the procedure.

Erbium lasers are particularly effective in treating periodontal disease, as they are capable of removing diseased tissue while promoting regeneration and healing of the surrounding healthy tissue. Two notable erbium laser systems used in periodontal care are the Biolase Waterlase iPlus and the Fotona LightWalker. 

DP Dental has been a leader in dental laser technology. Our highly experienced clinicians are proficient in using the Biolase Waterlase iPlus and Fotona LightWalker systems. 

Biolase Waterlase iPlus

This system utilises a unique combination of laser energy and water spray to perform a wide range of dental procedures, including periodontal therapy, without the need for direct contact with the tissue. This not only minimises discomfort but also reduces bleeding, swelling, and the risk of infection post-procedure. The precision of the Waterlase iPlus allows for targeted removal of diseased tissue, preserving as much healthy tissue as possible. Its versatility and efficiency make it an excellent tool for periodontal care, enhancing patient comfort and improving outcomes.

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Fotona LightWalker:

The Fotona LightWalker laser system is renowned for its precision and versatility, employing erbium laser technology to deliver outstanding results in periodontal therapy. Like the Waterlase iPlus, the LightWalker facilitates the removal of diseased tissue with minimal impact on surrounding healthy tissue. It supports a wide range of dental procedures, including the non-surgical treatment of gum disease. The LightWalker’s capabilities extend to promoting tissue regeneration, making it a powerful tool for enhancing the health and appearance of the gums.

Advantages of Laser Periodontal Disease Treatment:

  • Minimally Invasive Procedure
  • Reduced Discomfort
  • Less Bleeding and Swelling
  • Lower Risk of Infection
  • Preservation of Healthy Tissue
  • Faster Healing and Recovery
  • Precision in Tissue Removal
  • Promotion of Tissue Regeneration
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Why Choose DP Dental for Better Gum Health

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2 Convenient Clinics Near Public Transport

We operate two clinics in Orchard and Katong. Each clinic is equipped with modern technology and is easily accessible by public transport.

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Early Intervention Using Oral Biofilm Screening

Instead of dealing with gum disease after it happens, our oral biofilm screening at DP Dental lets us prevent issues proactively. We identify problems at the root cause, allowing us to create personalised treatment plans based on your unique oral microbiome for precise and effective care.

High Quality Lasers for Gum Disease Treatment

Erbium lasers offer a minimally invasive solution to periodontal disease, blending efficiency with patient comfort. DP Dental, at the forefront of this technology since 2008, employs highly experienced clinicians proficient in using the Biolase Waterlase iPlus and Fotona LightWalker systems. These advanced tools allow for precise removal of diseased tissue, reduced bacterial and viral load and promote the healing of healthy tissue, significantly improving treatment outcomes. 

Why Choose DP Dental for Better Gum Health

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