Laser Periodontal Therapy Explained

Dr. Laudenbach is proud to offer the latest technology available for periodontal therapy: laser treatment. There are numerous advantages to using laser therapy as opposed to the traditional methods requiring a scalpel and sutures.

Benefits:

Comfort:

With laser treatment, there is reduced or no bleeding, minimized swelling, no charring, and no drill noise or vibration. The stress and anxiety often associated with dental work is therefore eliminated when you experience quick, effective, and essentially pain-free laser procedures. Also, postoperative sensitivity is greatly limited by laser dentistry, and recovery time is much quicker than with traditional methods. In fact, due to the less-invasive nature of the laser technique, the mouth begins to heal immediately after work is completed!

Reduced Risk of Infection:

The laser’s high-energy light beam acts as a sterilizer on the area it is working, thereby reducing the risk of bacterial infections and relapses.

Uses:

Dr. Laudenbach can perform a variety of procedures using laser technology, such as a frenectomy and removal of soft tissue tags and oral lesions.  Frequently we see patients with blue lesions on their lips which are fluid filled hemangiomas.  These lesions are able to be removed without any cutting of the lip tissue.  Laser application coagulates the lesion internally and in a few days new pink tissue is formed.  There is no bleeding associated with laser treatment, no sutures, and sometimes no need for local anesthesia.