Your Dental Team at 58 Dental is committed to providing a superior level of dental care to you, your family, and your friends. This commitment requires staying current on all the latest science, research and technology available to provide the highest level of care possible. Diode Lasers are now being used safely and comfortably to decontaminate the gum tissue and pockets around the teeth as well as procedures that would commonly require cutting with a scalpel. The laser is an excellent addition for patients to need a deep cleaning around the teeth and below the gums. This procedure is called Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT).Procedures performed with this laser:

  • Laser assisted periodontal therapy
  • Cold Sore Treatment
  • Canker Sore Treatment
  • Gingivectomies
  • Frenectomies
  • Implant Uncovering
  • Pre-prosthetic Tissue Augmentation
  • Biopsies

 

The major benefits of LAPT

  • TO REDUCE OR ELIMINATE BACTEREMIA – During the professional cleaning process, and during normal brushing and flossing, most patients will have some areas that may bleed. This allows bacteria which is present in all of our mouths to flood into the bloodstream and sometimes settle in weakened areas of our body. As stated above, research shows that these bacteria which cause periodontal disease have now been linked to a growing number of other diseases. Using the laser during your cleaning allows us to remove the bacteria and reduce the bacterial flow into your bloodstream.
  • TO PREVENT CROSS CONTAMINATION – Infections in one area of your mouth can be transmitted to other areas. LAPT minimizes the chance that we may inadvertently pick up the bacterial infection in one area of your mouth and transfer it to others.
  • TO KILL PERIODONTAL DISEASE BACTERIA – And stop their infections before they cause further physical destruction or loss of attachment around your teeth.

 

The Diode Laser can also be used for the following procedures

  • Cold Sore Treatment
  • Canker Sore Treatment
  • Gingivectomies
  • Frenectomies
  • Implant Uncovering
  • Pre-prosthetic Tissue Augmentation
  • Biopsies