How Dentist Use Lasers

Laser Dentistry

Laser Dentistry

Usually when you think of lasers there use in the field of dentistry is the last thing that might come to mind. Nevertheless, lasers have had a significant impact in the advancement of dentistry procedures and how they are performed since their FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval in 1991. As the name implies, lasers in dentistry are often used to correct oral issues relating to gum disease and other oral ailments and infections. Doctors Tom and Mike McCawley and their dental team at McCawley center for laser periodontics and implants utilize dental-grade lasers to help treat and correct their patient’s periodontal issues in a timely and substantial manor. We typically refer to this type of laser dentistry treatment to as LANAP® is also known as laser-assisted regeneration.

Type of laser

During their treatments, Drs. Tom and Mark utilize the PerioLase® MVP-7™ for their laser gum disease treatments the PerioLase® MVP-7™ is one of the most advanced and reputable lasers used in the dental field today that is cleared by the FDA. This advanced piece of dental technology is highly accurate and gives Drs. Tom and Mark a very precise way to eliminate periodontal infections that lay underneath the gum line these lasers are very selective in only looking for disease and bacteria without harming unaffected gum tissue.

Benefits of the LANAP treatment

The LANAP laser dentistry treatment offers many benefits to its recipients, such as:

  • Minimal pain during treatment
  • Less excessive bleeding after or post-treatment
  • Less sensitivity gum loss and or general swelling after the procedure
  • Less postoperative infections
  • Generally, it promotes regeneration of the supporting gum tissue and bone.

Learn More

If you or a loved one is suffering from any stage of gum disease, we invite you to visit our offices located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to eliminate and treat your infection by extremely qualified and experienced dental professionals.

We look forward to helping you schedule an appointment with Drs. Mike and Tom, today.


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