Dr. Dulac has a PerioLase® Laser in the office. The laser is a great adjunct to traditional periodontal therapies to help with gum disease. It can also be used for other minor gum surgeries and to remove annoying canker sores.
With laser periodontal therapy, a tiny laser fiber (about the thickness of three hairs) is inserted between the tooth and the gum. The procedure is fast: It takes just minutes following a cleaning or scaling and root planning (deep cleaning) procedure. Dr. Dulac or one of his laser-certified hygienists will treat the affected area. The laser kills off bacteria and removes infected skin cells to help the gums reattach to the tooth. The laser improves healing and recovery in a quick and pain-free fashion.
The laser is also great for desensitizing canker sores. The laser is waved multiple times above the canker sore. Following laser treatment, the area is pain-free and heals quickly.