Laser Assisted Therapy

Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR)

It is a non-invasive, painless dental procedure. With the Gemini Diode laser, our dental team is able to kill almost 100% of the bacteria located in the gum pockets around teeth.

Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT)

 A non-surgical procedure used during deep dental cleanings, such as root planing and scaling procedures, to remove the diseased and infected soft tissue in gum pockets. The removal of this tissue with the diode laser also sterilizes the gum pocket and kills the harmful bacteria. The dental laser promotes instant healing of the soft tissue while reducing the size of the gum pockets and preserving the bone height around teeth.

Gum Contouring (Gingivectomy & Gingivoplasty)

Gum contouring is the precise shaping of the gum tissue to improve the health and appearance of the gums around the teeth. A gingivectomy or gingivoplasty is most commonly performed after orthodontic treatment to reshape the gum tissue, when there are gaps or pockets that have formed between your teeth and gums, following dental implants procedures or for cosmetic reasons. The Gemini Diode laser offers the most precise control of tissue cutting for these types of procedures.

Treatment of Cold Sores and Cancer Sores

The Gemini Diode laser can help prevent the unsightly eruption of cold sores or fever blisters. If the blister or cold sore has already erupted, the dental laser can reduce pain, swelling and healing time. The diode laser can also treat painful sores inside your mouth caused by trauma on your cheeks, tongue or lips. These procedures do not require anesthetic and are virtually pain-free.

What To Expect From Laser Cold Sore Treatment

Laser cold sore treatment may be performed before or after a lesion has developed, and in almost all cases, patients report feeling nothing more than a warm sensation during the brief procedure. If the cold sore has already “broken out,” the laser brings immediate relief from pain and stops the blister from progressing further. Typically, the patient’s lip will return to normal in a matter of days, and the location of the sore will remain comfortable during the healing process.

The best aspect of treating cold sores with the Gemini Diode Laser, however, is the long-term effects—after each subsequent treatment, cold sores return less frequently and with less intensity. Some patients have even experienced “breakout-free” periods of over a decade!

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