Just as laser technology has revolutionized other medical fields in the past decade, lasers have changed the way dentists treat their patients. Dr. Florence and Dr. Lincks take advantage of cutting-edge laser equipment to treat many forms of periodontal disease. Laser periodontal gum therapy is a dentistry treatment offering substantial benefits to the patient at a cost that is comparable to traditional surgical techniques.
Drs. Florence and Lincks use the Waterlase laser which uses laser energy and a gentle spray of water to perform a wide range of dental procedures without the heat, vibration, and pressure associated with the dental drill. Using the Waterlase we can provide minimally-invasive periodontal gum therapy, and you may not even need stitches! We can also debride the infected gum pockets with this laser, which means we'll remove the infection and bacteria hiding between your gums and teeth. This will stimulate healthy reattachment of the gums to your teeth. With many procedures, it is possible to use less anesthetic and often no anesthetic at all. Procedure and recovery time are also faster.