At Fort Rouge Dental Group in Winnipeg, our dentists believe patient education is essential to the treatment process. Below, we answer your most common questions about LANAP laser gum disease treatment.
How do lasers work in dentistry?
Lasers emit near infrared photonic safe radiation in the form of light. Using a fibreglass piece (smaller than three human hairs), this light energy can be used in a variety of ways. For surgical procedures, the laser can act as an alternative cutting instrument and can help eliminate infected tissues.
Why use PerioLase® MVP-7™?
LANAP and LAPIP use the PerioLase® MVP-7™, which is FDA cleared and supported by scientific research. PerioLase® MVP-7™ is a highly selective laser in removing only damaged or diseased tissue.
Is there any pain in laser treatment?
Laser treatments can be less painful as the treatments are performed scalpel-free. The laser works to manipulate the gums, which helps remove bacteria and damaged tissue.
Is laser dentistry more expensive?
Laser dentistry is typically similar or slightly more expensive than periodontal surgery, but the cost is dependent on the severity of the gum disease. Laser dentistry typically has a long-term success rate, decreasing the likelihood of incurring additional costs from multiple treatments.
Are dental lasers safe?
When operated within practice guidelines, dental lasers are as. During laser procedures, you will be asked to wear protective glasses, much like you wear sunglasses to protect you from the sun’s UV rays.
How can I be sure my dental professional is trained on a laser?
Ask your dentist about the extent of his/her training before deciding to proceed with treatment. Check here to see if your dentist was trained by the IALD (Institute of Advanced Laser Dentistry). This organization is an independent source for laser education and certification for laser surgery.