Periodontal Laser Procedures
Another recent development in periodontal treatment is the use of lasers to regenerate tissue. Utilizing the body’s own natural ability to “heal itself”, Dr. Weiss may perform Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT). Performed without a scalpel and sutures, the laser could create an environment for regeneration of the tissues around your teeth (gum, bone, cementum, ligament) that are lost due to periodontal disease, although not as predictable as conventional gum surgery.
LAPT Post-Operative Instructions
- Anti-microbial rinses and antibiotic medications may be prescribed for you. Take any prescribed medications according to directions and continue taking until all meds are gone.
- Reduce physical activity for several hours following surgery.
- Periodontal laser procedures usually result in little or no discomfort following surgery.