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Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal Therapy

What is laser assisted therapy?

Although it’s still in its infancy, periodontal laser therapy is a promising new solution to treat many types of gum diseases. Unlike the traditional methods of scaling and root planing or gum flap surgery, laser therapy is minimally invasive and relatively painless. And skilled dentists, like Dr. Hope of Douglas G. Hope DDS now offer this innovative new option to treat periodontal diseases.

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How does it work?

LAPT (laser assisted periodontal therapy) uses a laser to target and destroy diseased tissues on the gums as well as any bacteria stuck in the periodontal pockets. The laser beam is used in combination with water to provide a gentler and more comfortable procedure for the patient. There is no need to cut the gums or bone as might be necessary in gum flap surgery. And the device is so precise, leaving healthy gum tissue intact.

Benefits of LAPT

1. Comfort

Laser assisted periodontal therapy is a significantly more comfortable procedure than traditional periodontal disease treatments. No cutting is necessary, and that means no general anesthesia is required to get through the procedure. Plus, there’s less bleeding, swelling and pain because the treatment is far less invasive than other options.

2. Precision

Lasers are extremely precise and accurate tools. Dentists can target problem areas while avoiding healthy tissues. This makes for a safer, less painful procedure, and leads to faster recovery times.

3. Faster recovery

Laser precision and minimal invasiveness lead to a faster, more natural regrowth and healing of gum tissue. The laser also sterilizes as it removes diseased tissue to help inhibit infection or reinfection of the periodontal disease.

Get your gum disease treated in just one session!

Periodontal and gum disease becomes more serious the longer you ignore it. But at Douglas G. Hope DDS, you won’t have to fear multiple visits of long, painful treatments and weeks of antibiotics. Your laser assisted periodontal therapy can be treated in as little as one visit. If you’re in Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, East San Marcos or Valley Center, Dr. Hope and his team of experts are just a short drive away.

For world-class care and the non-invasive periodontal treatment you’re looking for, call 760.480.8883 and book an appointment today.

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