Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Laser Gum Therapy

Dr. Daniel R. Pestana, is proud to utilize the latest technology in Dental Laser Therapy as
a means to promote gum and tissue healing.

Laser gum therapy involves the application of non-invasive, high intensity, non-surgical laser light to promote pain relief, tissue healing and repair. The light photons re-activate and accelerate cellular functions and act as a medicament.

Lasers are extremely versatile, and procedures performed with lasers typically have less bleeding, swelling and post-operative pain. Laser gum therapy is combined with traditional treatments for even better results.

In our practice we are utilizing the most advance laser for the following applications:

·        Pocket depth reduction
·        Post-scaling pain
·        Inflammation
·        Cold Sores & Oral Ulcers
·        Gingivectomy

Is Laser Therapy Safe?

Yes. Laser therapy is a drug-free, non-invasive therapy with superior healing ability. However, since laser produce a high intensity light, one should never shine the light directly into the eye. Laser safe eyewear is worn at time of treatment.

Does Laser Therapy Cause Heat Damage or Cancer in the Tissue?

No. The average powers and the type of light source (non-ionizing) do not permit heat-damage or carcinogenic (cancer-causing) effects. Due to increased blood circulation, there is sometimes a minimal sensation of warmth locally.