Periodontal Treatment

Advanced technology, new comfort

The Sapphire® Portable Diode Laser unit is a dental soft-tissue laser surgical/debridement device.

The Sapphire Portable Diode Laser may be used for a variety of soft-tissue, gingival modification, and sulcular therapy procedures.

The Sapphire Portable Diode Laser is indicated for use in dental intraoral soft tissue general, oral maxilla-facial and cosmetic surgery including ablating, incising, excising, vaporizing and coagulation of soft tissues using a fiber optic delivery system.

Indications include:

•    Excision and incision biopsies
•    Hemostatic assistance
•    Treatment of apthous ulcers
•    Gingival incision and excision
•    Gingivectomy
•    Gingivoplasty
•    Gingival troughing
•    Gingival recontouring
•    Tissue retraction for impressions
•    Oral papillectomy
•    Sulcular debridement
•    Sulcular tissue removal
•    Removal of granulation tissue
•    Frenectomy
•    Frenotomy
•    Abcess incision and draining and excision
•    Operculectomy
•    Removal of fibromas
•    Soft tissue crown lengthening
•    Vestibuloplasty

How does it work?

Tartar, associated with inflamed and bleeding gums, is removed form the root surface of the tooth using an ultrasonic scaler and small instruments. Then, a small amount of light energy from the Periolase is directed through a tiny fiber, which is gently placed between the gum and tooth.

This laser light energy removes a tiny amount of diseased tissue and aids in reducing the bacteria associated with the disease. After the area is thoroughly cleaned, the body can heal the area naturally.

Does it hurt?

Although the procedure itself can be virtually painless, we anesthetize the area for the patient’s comfort. Post-procedure discomfort is typically minimal and of short duration. See the Periolase Lanap Testimonials.

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