There Are New Alternatives For Gum Disease Treatment – By Dr. Roman Shlafer, DDS, PLLC – Holistic Dentist, Biological Dentist, Pain-Free Dentist, Mercury-Free Dentist, Laser Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist – Farmington, Detroit, Livonia, Michigan
PerioLase is the latest laser treatment for gum disease. What is laser gum treatment? Laser Periodontal Therapy™ utilizing PerioLase is an advanced technique that Dr.Shlafer uses to treat periodontal disease, saving many teeth that had been previously considered hopeless.
A laser light is used to gently remove harmful bacteria and diseased tissue from the gum pocket. This allows the body to heal naturally so that the gum pockets improve and the teeth become more stable. The Laser Periodontal Therapy™ is a wonderful treatment to bring patients back to a healthier state.
There are dramatic patient benefits:
Significantly less traumatic, yet highly effective alternative to traditional “cut and sew” gum surgery.
With no cutting of the gum tissue with a scalpel and no stitches, it means an easy recovery with minimal bleeding and very little time off work.
This treatment option preserves your gum tissue, rather than cutting it away like traditional surgery.
It reduces root exposure and sensitivity.
It reduces infection.
The cost is the same as traditional surgery and covered by most insurance plans.
Who Is A Candidate For This Therapy?
Anyone that has moderate to severe gum disease is a candidate. These are patients with gum pockets of 5mm or greater and bone loss.
Who Can Perform This Procedure?
Only specially trained dentists can provide PerioLase. This requires licensure from the FDA and certification from the Institute for Advanced Laser Technology. Dr.Shlafer is one of the first dentists in America to have this distinction.
After measuring the bone loss, a tiny laser fiber (about the thickness of three hairs) is inserted between the teeth and gums. The infection is gently cleared away leaving healthy newly sterilized tissues.
Because there is no cutting or stitches, people don’t experience the pain and bleeding associated with traditional gum surgery. This impact for treating gum disease is similar to that of Lasik laser surgery for eyes.