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Laser Periodontal Therapy
Dr. Metz has always strived to stay on the cutting edge of technology in our field, and as a result we are excited to offer our clients Laser Periodontal Therapy!
Laser Periodontal Therapy takes less time and requires fewer follow up visits than traditional surgery. Our Biolase laser is a revolutionary new dental device that uses laser-energized water. Because it does not cause heat or cause vibration in the mouth, this technology may ease the pain and anxiety of patients who fear the vibration and high-pitched whine of traditional drills. All you will hear is a gentle “tapping” noise. Through the use of cool-water spray, we are able to treat the affected area without generating heat.
Conventional drills and lasers can overheat teeth during procedures, inducing discomfort and irreversibly damaging the soft tissue or pulp underneath. With the latest in laser therapy, Dr. Metz is able to treat periodontal disease more conservatively and in many cases is able to avoid surgical treatment altogether. A procedure called Deep Pocket Therapy (DPT) with New Attachment is a minimally invasive, FDA-approved, therapy and an excellent option for moderate to advanced gum disease. Even if surgical intervention is required, Dr. Metz is able to accomplish treatment with less post operative swelling and discomfort in conjunction with use of the laser.
If you suffer from Periodontal Disease, schedule an appointment with Dr. Metz to see if Laser Periodontal Therapy is right for you.