The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted initial marketing clearance for soft tissue surgery in 1991. Since then, lasers have become an integral part of many common dental procedures.
Dental laser usage generally falls into one of the following three categories:
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Laser technology has been used since 1960 and has since become a part of our everyday lives. Many medical professionals use lasers and in 1991 the FDA approved marketing clearance for soft tissue surgery using lasers. Lasers have revolutionized the way dentists treat gum disease, providing a minimally invasive method for removing periodontal infection.
Lasers in dentistry are commonly used for:
• Diagnosing disease and detecting cavities.
• Soft tissue procedures related to lips, tongue, and gums.
• Hard tissue procedures related to enamel, bone, and dentin.
Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Lasers do not split into different colors like sunlight does in a prism; a laser is a single-colored, ultra-focused beam of light. By controlling this light and its wavelengths, medical lasers can treat and even remove tissue in various dental procedures. Dr. Duane Robert routinely employs lasers in cavity detection and gum disease treatment.
Dr. Robert has been trained and certified to use the leading technology of the PerioLase® MVP-7™ to perform the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) in Blackshear, GA. This minimally invasive gum disease treatment is the first FDA-cleared protocol for treating periodontitis.
Thanks to advancements in laser technology, dentists can now achieve many of the same oral health goals without painful and invasive procedures requiring recovery time for healing. There has never been a better time in dentistry to pursue gum disease treatment. To find out all of your options for laser gum surgery in Blackshear, GA, contact Dr. Robert and make an appointment as soon as possible.
Whether you require laser gum recession surgery, implants, or any other oral care treatment, we promise to provide you with exceptional service as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile. Dr. Robert sees patients from all over the area including Blackshear, Waynecross, Tifton, Valdosta, Brunswick and Savannah. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today. We look forward to providing you with the best personal care in the area.