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(714) 549-7030

3151 Airway Ave # F103 Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Periodontal Laser Therapy


Periodontal laser therapy, also known as laser-assisted periodontal therapy (LAPT), is a minimally invasive dental procedure used to treat various gum diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis. It involves using a dental laser to remove inflamed or infected gum tissue and to disinfect the pockets between the teeth and gums.

● Gingivectomy for gum contouring and gum disease treatment
● Biopsies for precise diagnostic procedures
● Treatment of bone degeneration
● Access drainage for abscesses
● Management of hyperplasia, reducing gum overgrowth


Here's how the procedure typically works:

Assessment: The dentist or periodontist will first assess the severity of the gum disease through a thorough examination, which may include X-rays to evaluate the extent of bone loss.
Preparation: Before the laser treatment begins, the area is numbed with a local anesthetic to ensure the patient's comfort.

Laser Treatment: The dentist then uses a dental laser to target and remove the diseased gum tissue and bacteria. The laser energy selectively removes infected tissue while leaving healthy tissue unharmed. It also has a bactericidal effect, helping to kill bacteria in the gum pockets.
Scaling and Root Planing (SRP): In some cases, the dentist may perform scaling and root planing (SRP) along with laser therapy. SRP involves removing plaque and tartar buildup from the tooth surfaces and smoothing the root surfaces to prevent bacterial reattachment.
Sealing the Area: After the laser treatment and SRP, the dentist may apply antimicrobial agents or sealants to the treated area to promote healing and prevent reinfection.
Follow-up Care: Patients are typically advised to follow a strict oral hygiene regimen at home, including regular brushing, flossing, and possibly using an antimicrobial mouthwash. Follow-up appointments are also scheduled to monitor healing and ensure the effectiveness of the treatment.


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