Periowave™ is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that can significantly improve treatment outcome when added to scaling and root planing during gum therapy. This process known as photodisinfection, may stop many of the bacteria from causing further disease. This procedure can be done without local anesthetic.
Photodisinfection is based on a simple, two-step procedure: First, a small quantity of blue-colored solution (photosensitizer) is applied to the gums at the treatment site where it attaches to microbes and bacteria associated with gum disease. Second, a thin, plastic light guide is placed into the treatment site. The light guide illuminates the treatment site with a laser light, activating the solution and destroying bacteria beneath the gum line. Each treatment site requires only 60 seconds of laser activation, making it a quick procedure.
Benefits of Periowave Laser Treatment
- Decreased Recurring Gum/Bone disease
- In-office Procedure
- Minimally Invasive
- Minimal Post-op Discomfort