Laser Bacterial Reduction & Laser-Assisted Periodontal Therapy

Laser technology can be used in adjunct with dental cleanings as a bactericidal aid. It is a painless, efficient, and effective method of significantly reducing microbial loads in periodontal pockets, thus helping to treat the bacterial infection causing inflammation of the gum tissues. This is done in adjunct with the removal of mineralized bacterial plaque colonies with the use of our ultrasonic and hand scaling instrumentation.

Laser Bacterial Reduction is defined as the use of a laser to reduce bacterial load only and does not require use of anesthetics. Laser-Assisted Periodontal Therapy is defined as the use of a laser to reduce bacterial load AND remove necrotic tissue in more advanced cases of gum infection, in which you would already have a topical or local anesthetic on board. There are no additional post-operative instructions to share after the use of the laser that are different than what would already be expected from your cleaning procedure. For more information about this technology, check out our blog post about lasers: https://carlypeterschmidtdentistry.com/introducing-lasers-to-dental-cleanings/

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