LASER ASSISTED FLAP SURGERY
WHAT IS FLAP SURGERY?
Periodontal flap surgery describes the state of-the-art techniques and most commonly used approach to the surgical treatment and plastic surgical repair of periodontal pockets. “Pocketing” is the end result of inflammation and infection that causes the loss of tissue attachment to the teeth, one common consequence of periodontal (gum) disease.
LASER ASSISTED FLAP SURGERY OVERCOME TRADITIONAL SURGERY? (laser gum treatment)
Today’s dental lasers are more focused and targeted for specific issues, including treatment of periodontal (gum) disease. Flap surgery has been used to combat periodontal disease for years, but laser flap surgery has been used now- a days for its various advantages over conventional procedures. Laser gum treatment has completely transformed the way dental professionals approach periodontal disease. Periodontists in particular have found that removing diseased tissue with lasers rather than a scalpel can be more comfortable for dental patients. That’s partly because a laser actually seals the tissue it cuts, rather than leaving a wound that requires stitches, there are no incisions separating the gum tissue from the underlying bone so that it is considered minimally invasive.
Laser gum treatment SPECIALLY INDICATED FOR WHICH PATIENTS?
This technology is mainly aimed for medically compromised patients as it is safe and does not lead to local or systemic uneventful issues. Especially for patients who are diabetic as laser itself is bactericidal and involves less bleeding. It is also indicated for renal failure patients as it is bactericidal and painless, so need for postoperative drugs are not necessary. Helpful in treating children and old individuals with many other systemic problems like diabetes, hypertension and also good for other patients who anxious about injections or suturing.
WHAT TYPE OF LASERs ARE USED?
Diode laser is the choice for laser assisted flap surgery due to its bactericidal and hemostatic property. Some cases require bone recontouring, Erbium is the laser of choice as it is hard and soft tissue lasers.
How much the laser gum treatment cost?
Approximately it ranges from Rs30,000 to 40,000 based on the type of lasers used and quadrants of mouth that require the surgery.
The periodontists and the laser dentists in all FMS dental centers use diode lasers in treating the gum diseases. Laser assisted flap surgery are performed in any of the branches routinely. By possessing the Erbium lasers (Fotona and Waterlase) the advanced procedures like periodontal reattachment/regeneration with root biomodification are also possible at FMS.