Laser dentistry is a fast-growing area in the field of oral care and enhancing patient experiences significantly – especially in periodontics. By incorporating laser dentistry into treatment processes, Dr. Garrett Gouldin and Dr. Francisco Carlos can maximize oral health results while minimizing the impact on periodontal structures. Laser dentistry is ideal for a wide range of patients, including those who are fearful of dental procedures or precluded from traditional treatments due to medical conditions. Laser dentistry offers minimally invasive yet precise treatment for several periodontal procedures. As leaders in periodontics, we are proud to bring the exciting benefits of laser dentistry to the Falls Church, VA, community.
Frenectomies are routine, simple surgical procedures we perform to correct lip-ties and tongue-ties, or to remove a muscle attachment that it too high. When a frenum is “high”, it can adversely affect gum attachment on nearby teeth, or cause teeth spaces to open up after orthodontic positioning. Falls Church, VA, patients may require a laser dentistry frenectomy to enable proper eating and speaking abilities or to create a comfortable fit for a denture. Using our PerioLase® MVP-7™ soft tissue laser, we perform frenectomies by quickly severing a tight or short frenum – the stretch of tissue connecting the lips to the gums and tongue to the floor of the mouth. No incisions or sutures are needed, and recovery from a laser frenectomy is fast and virtually painless.
Backed by research and the power of the PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser, LANAP is a highly effective protocol for treating moderate to advanced gum disease. Our doctors are certified in this proven laser dentistry technique and restore health to gums and bone tissue with this minimally invasive approach whenever possible. Our LANAP laser targets infected tissue and bacteria deep below the gum line, eradicating these irritants while stimulating bone growth in gum disease sites. We then pass our laser over infected areas once again, which promotes natural healing by creating a blood clot that seals off treatment areas. LANAP laser dentistry is fast, efficient and reported to be comfortable by Falls Church, VA, patients.
Like teeth, dental implants are susceptible to infection of the bone and gum tissues they rely on for support. Peri-implantitis is a serious condition that is similar to gum disease, and the leading cause of failing dental implants. Our highly skilled periodontists may choose treat peri-implantitis with the LAPIP protocol. This laser dentistry procedure offers fast, predictable treatment for restoring health to gum and bone tissues surrounding dental implants. Performed in a similar fashion to LANAP, LAPIP offers a high success rate in saving failing dental implants.