Gum Disease Laser Therapy

Dr. Wiesner is proud to offer the latest technology available for periodontal therapy: laser treatment. There are numerous advantages to using laser therapy, such as quicker healing time, less discomfort and making a more positive experience for the patient. The diode laser is used in conjunction with traditional periodontal treatment. The diode laser is used on the soft side of the periodontal pocket to remove the inflamed soft tissue and reduce pathogens/ bacteria. It is noninvasive, little to no discomfort and no down time.

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.

Anesthesia Limited or Eliminated:

Because laser dentistry is virtually painless, no longer will you suffer with fear of injections and numbness. Often, only a light anesthetic gel is required. Laser treatment eliminates the complications and cost associated with anesthesia.

Uses:

Dr. Wiesner can perform a variety of procedures using laser. is also able to use laser technology as a way to regenerate healthy gums and remove diseases areas in a virtually painless way. This method also encourages healthy gum to regenerate and attach to the teeth. There is a much lower chance of gum disease progressing when laser therapy is used. Other uses of the diode laser include removal of venous lakes (blue lesions on the lip), canker sores and cold sores.