Laser Periodontal Therapy

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 Periodontal Therapy

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.

Informational Links:

The Laser Procedure
Periodontal Science Update