Non-Surgical Laser Gum Treatments

State of the art Hoya Erbium Laser

State of the art Hoya Erbium Laser

Today, there are many non-surgical laser therapy procedures which can be utilized in the treatment of periodontal disease. One of these non surgical therapies was developed by Dr. Andrew Willoughby and is called Laser Assisted Connective Tissue Re-attachment Procedure with SilverSOL, or “LACTRPS”. Developed to offer patients a significantly less traumatic alternative to traditional periodontal surgery, the LACTRPS is specifically designed to help treat chronic refractory periodontal disease as it is able to target and kill specific pathogenic bacteria and eliminate biofilm thus sterilizing the pocket and stimulating wound healing and new tissue formation. This is achieved utilizing the combination of a special Erbium Laser and a wound healing disinfectant Nanotechnolgy called SilverSOL,. The result is a marked reduction in periodontal pocketing. To perform this LACTRPS procedure, Dr. Willoughby and his team utilize a Hoya Erbium hard and soft tissue laser called Versawave. By eliminating the need to surgically alter the height of the gum tissue and carefully removing only the infected inner layer of the periodontal pocket, Dr. Willoughby can help reattach the gum tissue to the root surface and stimulate re-growth of both the surrounding hard and soft tissues. By preserving gum tissue our patients’ are able to maintain their smiles and avoid unsightly root exposure and associated temperature sensitivity. This non-surgical clinical LACTRPS which is used to help treat periodontal disease utilizes an FDA and HPB approved wound healing Nanotechnology called SIlverSOL. Clinical studies perfomed by Dr. Willoughby have demonstrated (using Oral DNA testing) ) the ability of the LACTRPS procedure to reduce periodontal pocketing and eradiacte specific pathogenic bacteria in the mouth. When used in combination with the Hoya Versawave laser the SilverSOL wound healing disinfectant solutions both sterilize the infected pockets and stimulate new tissue formation, thereby resulting in pocket reduction.

Advancing Dental care through New Technologies

In an on-going effort to improve the over-all health of our patients, Dr. Andrew Willoughby can now provide this level of non-invasive, conservative, definitive treatment for all levels of gum disease.

If you:

  • Have gum disease and have been recommended surgery…
  • Have bleeding gums…
  • Have put off gum surgery because you have dreaded the prospect…
  • Have had repeated “deep cleanings” only to see the condition relapse…

Then you may be an ideal candidate for this procedure so call us today to book your consultation with Dr. Willoughby!