Laser Pocket Disinfection (LPD)
Laser pocket disinfection (LPD) is a fast, painless treatment for gingivitis, a bacterial inflammation of the gums caused by plaque. LPD involves directing a periodontal laser with a specific wavelength at the pockets to kill bacteria without harming healthy gum tissue.
Farber Center is among Long Island’s leaders in offering advanced laser gum treatments. If you suffer from gingivitis — which can lead to more serious periodontal conditions if left untreated — LPD is an excellent option with no discomfort and very little time away from work and life.
Among periodontal hygiene and gum disease preventing procedures, LPD is gaining in popularity because it is quick and painless. During treatment, thousands and likely millions of bacteria are killed and eradicated from your mouth. Few things can make such a beneficial difference so quickly.
Laser pocket disinfection is equally safe and effective around natural teeth, dental implants, bridges, and other dental work. Its many benefits include helping to save your teeth, keeping your gums healthier and slowing or stopping bone loss.
LPD is not a replacement for other periodontal procedures but it is an important recent addition to laser gum treatments that are beneficial to keeping teeth and gums healthy. Also, it receives enthusiastic recommendations from patients because it is quick and painless.
When you visit Farber Center for an evaluation, LPD will be among the options offered if you have inflammed gums and are suffering from ginigvitis. Like any other treatment with the potential to help prevent more serious conditions, it is a wise step to preserve your oral health.