Precision Digital Dentistry is proud to now offer the latest laser technology available to our patients. Our practice is now equipped with the PerioLase® MVP-7 laser to give patients several highlighted advantages when it comes to laser dental surgery. Dr. Joyce Guojun Ma received mandatory hands-on clinical training with the PerioLase® MVP-7, and she received a Proficiency Certificate in Laser Dentistry.
Precision for Minimally Invasive Laser Gum Surgery
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is caused by bacterial buildup around the gum tissues within the mouth. The most noticeable signs of gum disease are red, tender gums that bleed easily. Proper oral care can ward off gum disease. Flossing daily, brushing at least twice a day, eating a healthy diet, and visiting the dentist twice a year can help keep oral bacteria in check. However, when oral health care is not seen as a priority, damaging acid-producing bacteria cause plaque and tartar to build up along the gumline. Once plaque hardens into tartar, it is very difficult to remove. Only professional cleaning can completely remove tartar, which is why regular dental appointments need to be a priority.
If left untreated, tartar will damage the soft tissues that surround the teeth. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. It is reversible when treated by a professional and good oral hygiene procedures are put into practice. However, if gingivitis is left untreated, it will worsen in severity and develop into periodontitis. This is a severe form of gum disease that causes the gum tissues to pull away from the teeth and weaken your smile’s integrity.
The PerioLase MVP-7 is a 6-watt free-running variable pulsed Nd: YAG dental laser featuring digital technology and seven pulse durations — the most available on the market — giving it the power and versatility to perform a wide range of laser procedures. Traditional treatment for gum disease can involve extracting teeth or cutting away gum tissue to eradicate infection. However, the PerioLase® MVP-7 laser has made it possible to treat advanced gum disease without invasive oral surgery.
At Precision Digital Dentistry, Dr. Ma is proud to use the patented periodontal PerioLase®MVP-7 to destroy bacteria and restore oral health effectively. To learn how laser dentistry can benefit your smile, contact our practice today.