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Laser Dentistry

Deep Pocket Therapy with New Attachment™

The Total Periodontal Laser Solution for minimally invasive removal of subgingival inflamed tissue and calculus deposits.

Alpine Laser DentistryDeep Pocket Therapy (DPT) with New Attachment™ using the Waterlase MD™ laser and patented Radial Firing Perio Tip™ (RFPT) is a minimally invasive, FDA-cleared, therapy for moderate to advanced gum disease that promotes cementum-mediated periodontal ligament new-attachment to the root surface in the absence of long junctional epithelium.

The YSGG laser energy of the Waterlase MD is especially effective for minimally invasive removal of both subgingival inflamed tissue and calculus deposits, to prepare the pocket and surface of the tooth for healing and new attachment. The Waterlase MD has FDA clearance for both of these indications.

The Waterlase MD will enhance your practice, distinguish you as a practitioner at the forefront, and give patients and referring dentists a minimally invasive option for many procedures. For enhanced clinical results, unmatched versatility, and technological superiority, the Waterlase MD Turbo YSGG laser is the proven treatment choice.

New literature supports the effectiveness of the 2,780 nm YSGG wavelength in the treatment of periodontal disease: The Total Periodontal Laser Solution

Alpine Laser DentistryUnlike most lasers historically used in periodontal therapy, the Waterlase MD Turbo YSGG laser is a true all-tissue laser. It is indicated for use on soft tissue, bone and tooth structures, making it extremely versatile.*

Surgery

Most periodontal lasers cut tissue using heat. The Waterlase MD combines YSGG laser energy and a patented spray of water to cut soft tissue and bone without heat, with benefits reported such as less swelling and patient post-op sensitivity, for a better patient experience and greater case acceptance.

In soft tissue mode, the 2,780 nm Er,Cr:YSGG Waterlase MD laser energy penetrates into tissues to seal blood vessels as it cuts, providing excellent hemostasis, which in turn provides you with a better field of vision during surgery.

Implants

If you place implants, the Waterlase MD can improve your productivity through a range of related applications:

  • Creating ideal emergence profile
  • Bone resection
  • COsteotomy
  • Implant recovery

  • Osseous Crown Lengthening for Same Day Referrals

    The minimally invasive nature of the Waterlase MD YSGG laser can help minimize tissue displacement and flap preparation in osseous crown lengthening. It assists in performing an externally beveled gingivectomy, shaping the free gingival margin, troughing, and recontouring and smoothing bone.


    Benefits of Laser Dentistry?

    Here are some of the major benefits associated with laser dentistry:

  • Procedures performed using soft tissue dental lasers may not require sutures (stitches).
  • Certain laser dentistry procedures do not require anesthesia.
  • Laser dentistry minimizes bleeding because the high-energy light beam aids in the clotting (coagulation) of exposed blood vessels, thus inhibiting blood loss.
  • Bacterial infections are minimized because the high-energy beam sterilizes the area being worked on.
  • Damage to surrounding tissue is minimized.
  • Wounds heal faster and tissues can be regenerated.

  • Hard Tissue (Tooth) Laser Dentistry Procedures
  • Cavity Detector: Low intensity soft tissue dental lasers may be used for the early detection of cavities by providing a reading of the by-products produced by tooth decay.
  • Dental Fillings/Tooth Preparation: Hard tissue dental lasers may eliminate the need for a local anesthetic injection and the traditional turbine dental drill. Lasers used in dental filling procedures are capable of killing bacteria located in a cavity, potentially leading to improved long term tooth restorations. However, dental lasers are not appropriate for the replacement of amalgam fillings, onlays or crowns.
  • Tooth Sensitivity: Dental lasers may be used to seal tubules (located on the root of the tooth) that are responsible for hot and cold tooth sensitivity.

  • Soft Tissue (Gum) Laser Dentistry Procedures
  • Crown Lengthening: Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue (soft tissue laser) and bone (hard tissue laser) to expose healthier tooth structure. Referred to as crown lengthening, such reshaping provides a stronger foundation for the placement of restorations.
  • Gummy Smile: Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue to expose healthy tooth structure and improve the appearance of a gummy smile.
  • Muscle Attachment (Frenula): A laser frenectomy is an ideal treatment option for children who are tongue tied (restricted or tight frenulum) and babies unable to breast feed adequately due to limited tongue movement. A laser frenectomy may also help to eliminate speech impediments.
  • Soft Tissue Folds (Epulis): Dental lasers may be used for the painless and suture-free removal of soft tissue folds often caused by ill-fitting dentures.

  • Other Laser Dentistry Applications
  • Viewing Tooth and Gum Tissues: Optical Coherence Tomography is a safer way to see inside tooth and gums in real time.
  • Benign Tumors: Dental lasers may be used for the painless and suture-free removal of benign tumors from the gums, palate, sides of cheeks and lips.
  • Cold Sores: Low intensity dental lasers reduce pain associated with cold sores and minimize healing time.
  • Nerve Regeneration: Photobiomodulation can be used to regenerate damaged nerves, blood vessels and scars.
  • Sleep Apnea: In cases where sleep apnea is a result of a tissue overgrowth in areas of the throat (which sometimes occurs with age), a laser assisted uvuloplasty or laser assisted uvula palatoplasty (LAUP) procedure can be performed to reshape the throat and relieve the correlating breathing problems associated with sleep apnea
  • Teeth Whitening: Low intensity soft tissue dental lasers may be used to speed up the bleaching process associated with teeth whitening.
  • Temporomandibular Joint Treatment: Dental lasers may be used to quickly reduce pain and inflammation of the temporomandibular jaw joint.

  • Lasers represent an innovative and more precise technology for specific hard and soft tissue applications. If you choose a laser dentist, you may find that you feel more comfortable and less anxiety during your treatments.

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