From Doctor Phyllis Cook Laser Periodontal Therapy is a laser based approach to gum disease using an Nd:YAG free running pulsed laser requiring specific knowledge and skills drawn from the whole of dentistry. To the patient this means: less pain, less bleeding, less down time, and less recovery time which is decidedly less costly to you and your employer. The reasons we use Laser Periodontal Therapy are to: remove only the diseased tissue without removing any of the healthy tissue, maintain the height of the tissue around the teeth, minimize pain and discomfort to the patient, get a closure of the periodontal pocket wound and allow healing to take place. Controlling periodontal disease makes it possible to save and restore otherwise hopeless involved teeth by regrowing bone and gaining reattachment of tissure around the diseased teeth. This is truly revolutionary in the treatment of periodontal disease. Prior to this treatment these teeth were thought of as hopeless and were extracted. Here are some xrays of patients before and after Laser Periodontal Therapy and take note of the regrowth of bone around the teeth that were once considerd hopeless. [caption id="attachment_76" align="aligncenter" width="700" caption="Before and after xrays"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_77" align="aligncenter" width="452" caption="Please note the increase in bone level around the teeth"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_78" align="aligncenter" width="390" caption="Before"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_79" align="aligncenter" width="386" caption="After treatment"][/caption] Please call Dr Phyllis Cook 910-256-8486 to schedule an appointment.