Waterlase MD lase MD & EPIC Laser assisted periodontal therapy

Periodontal disease is one of the most important causes of teeth loss.

Until recently, dental treatments for this condition were only aimed at delaying the tooth extraction moment, rather than treating it, as existent treatments against the periodontal disease were quite traumatic and long-term.
The new technology – which uses laser intervention to treat the periodontal pockets – ensures their optimal sterilization and, in addition to that, in most cases, it eliminates the need for periodontal curettage through flap operations. The new techniques are way simpler, less invasive and they sometimes don’t even require local anesthesia.

This technology represents the combination of two lasers:
• Waterlase MD lase MD (initial phase) used to remove diseased tissue and sterilize the periodontal pockets, without any heat generation at gum level,
• a diode or EPIC Laser (second phase) used to perform in-depth sterilization and bio-stimulation. As consequence, sterilization reaches 99% and the healing process speeds up.

Before starting the treatment, a laboratory test is run in order to identify pathogens which exceed the normal limit, within the saprophytic flora. If such pathogens are found, then a targeted antibiotic treatment will be administered along with the periodontal one.

This minimally invasive technology eliminates the need for aggressively invasive operations, even in cases of 7 to 8 mm large periodontal pockets. Treatment protocol takes place over 5-6 sessions, depending on severity of the condition, and the benefits are seen after 3 weeks. In severe cases, where there is also a teeth mobility issue to deal with, PRF (patient’s own blood plasma, enriched and platelet dense, containing a full range of growth factors and cells to support & stimulate the healing process in bone and soft tissue ) is added to complete the treatment. The Electronic Doctor device is also used for the same purpose, as it accomplishes bone, ligaments and soft tissue restoration.


source: the Communication Dept. @ Dentexcela3 Clinic