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Laser Periodontal Therapy™

We've Added a Laser to our Practice

Introducing Laser Periodontal Therapy™ for Treating Periodontal Disease

  1. Patient Friendly
  2. No incision (Scalpel) and no stitches (sutures)
  3. Heals quickly and naturally with very little if any recession of the gums
  4. Rapid return to your normal activities after treatment

Laser Periodontal Therapy™ & Periodontal Practices

Laser Periodontal Therapy™ is a laser-based approach to gum disease using an Nd:YAG free running pulsed laser requiring specific knowledge and skills. This means less pain, less bleeding, less swelling, less tissue removed, less down time, and less recovery time. Dr. Fourrier was the first periodontist in the state of South Carolina licensed to perform this procedure.

The reasons she uses Laser Periodontal Therapy™ are to remove only the diseased tissue without removing any of the healthy tissue, while maintaining the height of the tissue around the teeth. This minimizes pain and discomfort to the patient, while getting a closure of the periodontal pocket wound. This treats periodontal disease making it possible to save and restore otherwise hopelessly involved teeth. For more information please visit www.millenniumdental.com

Treatment Orocedure

  1. Perio probe indicates excessive pocket depth
  2. Laser light removes bacteria and diseased tissue
  3. Ultrasonic scaler and special hand instrument are used to remove root surface tarter
  4. Laser finishes cleaning pocket and aids in sealing the pocket closed so new germs cannot enter
  5. Healing of the gums to new clean root surface occurs
  6. Bite trauma is adjusted
  7. Healing occurs