There are many dental procedures today that are better than procedures in the past. Modern dentistry offers more options to patients. One example is laser periodontal therapy. Laser Periodontal Therapy: What Is It? There are different ways of treating periodontal disease. One option is laser periodontal therapy. It is a minimally-invasive procedure that is relatively painless and simple. When your periodontal specialist performs this procedure, a laser is used to remove infected gum tissue. After this tissue is removed, the second step is to scale the root. The plaque and calculus that has accumulated at the root and beneath
Barbara has been a patient of Stoner Periodontic Specialists for over a year. When she came to our office in Columbus, Ohio, she had serious gum disease that had caused deep pockets in her gums. Her primary care dentist cleaned her teeth four times per year but that wasn’t enough. Her dentist recommended she see a periodontist and referred her to Stoner Periodontic Specialists. After the initial periodontal consult, Barbara’s doctor suggested Laser Periodontal Therapy to fix Barbara’s gum disease. Barbara felt well-informed going into her procedure because her doctor had given her literature to read beforehand. “I had the opportunity to read and then I had the opportunity
Carol is a 71 year old patient of Stoner Periodontic Specialists in Columbus, Ohio. She was referred to Dr. Stoner by her dentist because she was suffering from gum recession and had developed very deep pockets in her gums. Due to her gum disease, her gums were starting to pull away from the tooth, letting bacteria come in contact with the bone. Carol chose Dr. Stoner because she had laser peridontal surgery in the past and wanted to find a periodontist who performed that procedure in Columbus. During her laser periodontal therapy, Carol experienced no pain and didn’t use any sedation.
Betsy works for a litigation firm in Columbus, Ohio and was referred to Stoner Periodontic Specialists by her general dentist because she was suffering from gum disease and pressure in her sinuses. Like many, Betsy’s past dental experiences had not been very pleasant. She grew up with an “old school” dentist when she was younger and had a very bad experience with a periodontist who performed a gum tissue graft. Understandably, it took Betsy’s general dentist a very long time to convince her to come see Dr. Stoner! Luckily, Betsy finally did call us to schedule a consultation. Betsy admits that