At Campbell Dental Centre, we offer periodontal treatment to Spruce Grove and the surrounding areas. Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy is one such periodontal treatment available to our patients. Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT) is a method of removing contaminated tissue from infected pockets around the teeth. The goal of this treatment is to maintain or gain clinical attachment in areas where periodontal structures have been lost.
The laser does this by targeting melanin and hemoglobin in the pockets. Energy from the laser is absorbed in these tissues, which causes the diseased tissue to slough off. This creates a clean surface of new tissue which can form better attachment to the tooth. This process usually takes a series of appointments to complete. The treatment itself is usually fast and painless due to the application of topical anesthetic. It is important to note that this is not a “quick fix” or a “cure” for periodontal disease. This treatment is made more successful through patient compliance with home care and proper professional cleanings. LAPT can be performed on those with gingivitis and periodontitis.
See if LAPT is right for you. Contact Campbell Dental Centre today.