How does Periolase Work?
Periolase is the first and only laser that has been cleared by the FDA to generate new periodontal attachment and bone formation. By design, Periolaser helps to reverse or eliminate the symptoms of periodontal disease – including tissue detachment, tooth mobility, bone loss, and gum recession.
The Periolase fiber is about the width of 3 human hairs. It is placed alongside of the tooth, just under the gum tissue and adjacent to the infected periodontal area. It is guided back and forth between the gums and the teeth to remove this diseased tissue. Unlike other lasers, Periolase only removes selected, diseased tissues and infection, leaving healthy connective tissue still in place. This also improves visibility during the removal of calcified tartar deposits on the roots of the teeth. The laser is then used following the cleaning to sterilize the pocket and create a sticky barrier that prevents new bacteria from entering the area.
Your Periolase Appointment
Choosing to have Periolase therapy is a smart investment in the health of your smile. Unlike surtical periodontal treatments, Periolase therapy takes only a few minutes to perform. The laser is used after the area has been cleaned and is free of tartar and debris. Your treatment may require only one visit or may be accomplished in 2-3 phases (this will be determined during your treatment plan consultation.)
Dr. Maughan’s patients report the Periolase treatment being relatively painless. In most cases, our patients experience little to no discomfort whatsoever. The majority of our patients return to normal activities the very next day. Dr. Maughan will prescribe antibiotics and an anti-inflammatory to take following your treatment to minimize any discomfort.