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Laser Periodontics - Denver, CO

No-Scalpel, No-Shot Dentistry

A Light Approach to Gum Disease Treatment

Caused by bacteria, gum disease may first appear as receding, inflamed, or bleeding gums. It can become incurable in its advanced stage and has even been connected to systemic health issues such as heart disease and stroke. Guided by Dr. Heather Stamm, our practice is dedicated to whole-body dentistry. Treat the mouth to heal the whole person. For periodontics, we achieve this through minimally invasive laser technology. Using a unique combination of concentrated water, air, and laser energy, our Waterlase® system enables us to treat your gum health without noisy drills, sharp needles, or painful scalpels. If you’re seeking pain-free, anxiety-free periodontics in Denver, CO, you’ll find it here.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry

  • Less anesthetic for most procedures
  • Treating dental needs in more than one part of the mouth in one visit
  • Remove decay far more precisely than the drill
  • More relaxing dental experience for you
  • Faster healing time and less trauma to teeth and gums
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Your Laser Periodontics Practice

Laser Gum Disease Treatment

Waterlase® empowers us to instantly and thoroughly eradicate bacteria from your gums while leaving healthy sections of tissue intact. With this minimally invasive laser equipment, we can also remove sections of diseased gum tissue that won’t respond to treatment.
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Frenectomy

Your frenula are thin pieces of tissue that connect your tongue to the bottom of your mouth and your upper lip to your upper gums. If these tissues are too short, they may make normal oral functions such as eating and speaking a challenge. Using the laser, we can release these tissues to allow your tongue and lips to move without constraints. We’re proud to offer these for all ages, including infants, who may have trouble breastfeeding and swallowing due to these restrictive tissues (“tongue-tie”).
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Gingivectomy

If sections of your gum tissue are infected and don’t respond to treatment, we may remove them to prevent the spread of bacteria to healthy areas of tissue. We accomplish this with our laser instead of sharp instruments. If you have esthetic concerns about large gums, we can also remove that excess tissue to give you a more harmonious tooth-to-gum ratio. You don’t have to live with a “gummy smile.”
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Peri-Implantitis

While dental implants are built to last and enjoy an impressive 98% success rate, they can fail under certain conditions. Infection in the surrounding tissue can cause an implant to become unstable and ultimately fall out. Jawbone recession can follow. By doing deep cleaning of the area, removing all infected tissue (both using laser), and bone grafting we can save your smile investment from peri-implantitis.
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Scaling and Root Planing

If dental plaque is allowed to build up below your gumline, deep pockets can form between your teeth and gums. During scaling, we use our laser to destroy the plaque. We follow this with root planing, which requires us to smooth down your root enamel to eliminate small crevices where bacteria may hide and flourish. Once these are completed your gums should reattach to your teeth naturally.
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Periodontal Maintenance

After you’ve completed your initial laser gum disease treatment, we’ll have you return to our office up to four times per year for periodontal maintenance. These visits help us prevent reinfection of your gums through additional scaling and root planing.
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Need Gum Disease Treatment?

Laser periodontics is the minimally invasive choice.