“Treatment for the 21st Century”
Professional treatments for periodontal disease always involve the same overall objectives:
- Stop the infection
- Reduce or eliminate the bacteria
- Reduce the pockets around the teeth
Maintain the results over time depending on the severity of disease, the depths
of the pockets and the degree of bone loss around the teeth, several surgical options
have been available for many years. While these conventional surgical options prove
effective for many people, as with any surgical procedure, there are drawbacks.
And, despite our best efforts, these surgical treatments have never been able to
totally eliminate the bacteria that are the primary cause of the infection, leading
to recurrence of the disease.
Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure
Laser periodontal therapy is an FDA approved alternative for scalpel gum surgery.
Dental lasers are portable low-energy units designed for general use on the delicate
tissues of the mouth. The controlled laser light is a very precise technological
advancement to treat gum disease without a knife or sutures, much like Lasik is
to eye surgery. Because your gums are not cut or sutured, laser periodontal therapy
is safer and heals faster.
No Cut! No Sew! No Fear!
The end result for you is: less bleeding, less pain, less sensitivity, less time
in the dental chair, and less recovery time. Our goal is to help you keep your smile
for a lifetime. Laser periodontal therapy is being prescribed more and more in general
dentistry; however, there are very few laser dentists. Our practice is one of only
a few in the St. Louis/St. Charles area with certification in dental laser treatments.
The Laser Procedure
Periodontal Science Update