Laser-Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT)

Laser-Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT) is a conservative, non-invasive technique which utilizes photonic light to selectively and precisely target diseased tissue and bacteria, leaving healthy tissue intact. It is a nonsurgical, painless procedure which effectively bio-stimulates the body to increase circulation and collagen production at the base of periodontal pockets. Patients are able to return to work immediately without the pain or discomfort associated with gum surgery.

The iLase utilized in the Laser-Assisted Periodontal Therapy has been FDA approved as safe and effective in the treatment of periodontal disease. There are no known medical contraindications to LAPT treatment. Bonnie Flores, RDH, Director of the Holistic Hygiene and Periodontal Programs at Tara Kaur, DDS, PLLC has completed advanced training and is certified to perform LAPT.

Benefits of Laser-Assisted Periodontal Therapy:

• Reduction of periodontal disease-causing bacteria
• Reduced gingival (gum tissue) inflammation
• Reduced post-periodontal treatment discomfort
• Increased tissue healing
• Increase in collagen formation
• Increase in fibroblast and osteoblast activity

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