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Laser Dentistry

Laser Gum Treatment:
Alternative to scapel and suture gum surgery!

Are you worried about gum disease? Shifting or spreading teeth? Change in your bite? Bleeding gums? Bad taste or bad breath? Have you been told you need gum surgery? Or that you are going to have to lose some of your teeth!!!! If so, you're probably understandibly a bit apprehensive. But with the advent of laser gum treatment, now you have an alternative.

With over 12 years of experience using lasers in dentistry, Dr. Scott Krosser is one of the most trusted laser dentists in Millburn, NJ. He uses a variety of state-of-the-art lasers to give patients the best dental care possible. This amazing technology enables him to get the job done efficiently, painlessly and extremely well. Dr. Krosser is one of the first dentists in the Millburn area to offer full service laser dentistry to his patients.

Gum disease is often silent, meaning symptoms may not appear until advanced stages of the disease. The disease is diagnosed by x-rays and a complete periodontal exam. A measurement of 3mm or less is considered healthy. Dr. Scott Krosser uses the Lanap Periolase to treat gum disease and give you the healthy smile you deserve.  If you have gum disease, shifting or spreading teeth, or bleeding gums, contact our office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Krosser.

No Cut, So Sew, No Fear! Benefits of laser gum treatmentBenefits of laser gum treatment

  • Incredible results with no cutting or suturing
  • Very little discomfort compared to standard gum surgery both during and after the procedure
  • Less time commitment as compared to traditional surgery

Laser gum treatment: the alternative to scalpel & suture gum surgery

Below is the sequence of all the steps in the laser assisted new attachment procedure.

This illustration shows the steps (key below) which occur in this new laser gum treatment. Notice there is no scalpel, no separation of gum tissue and bone and no sutures as in traditional periodontal therapy. This procedure can create an environment of reduced bacteria.

Steps in Treatment Procedure -see chart below

A. Perio probe indicates excessive pocket depth
B. Laser light kills bacteria and diseased tissue
C. Ultrasonic scaler and special hand instruments are used to remove surface tartar.
D. Laser finishes cleaning and sterilizing pocket which aids in sealing the pocket closed so new germs cannot enter.
E. Reattachment of connective tissue to the clean root surface, with a stable fibrin clot and gingival crest to create a “closed system.”
F. Bite trauma is adjusted.
G. New attachment is regenerated. New bone and ligament is formed and healing occurs.

Laser Gum Treatment

Laser Dentistry for Soft and Hard Tissue

Dr. Krosser uses the following lasers to give you the best and most effective dental care possible:  Iplus Waterlase, Periolase Diagnodent, Picasso Diode. The Waterlase, by Biolase, is an all purpose laser. Simple in its design but extremely versatile. It can cut both soft tissue (gums) and hard tissue (teeth and bone) without discomfort in most cases.

Our Diagnodent laser allows us to diagnose decay BEFORE it can be seen by the eye or even on X-Ray. When this is combined with the Waterlase a patient can be assured of never needing another BIG filling.

It is our pleasure to offer these services to our patients.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Dr. Krosser is pleased to offer Millburn this state-of-the-art technology to his patients. Lasers are the most amazing new technology to come to dentistry in the last 50 years.

Just imagine...

  • Regenerative laser gum surgery done with no cut and not sew and no fear.
  • Having teeth filled without the need for needles, being able to eat and talk and chew right after fillings.
  • Having small fillings that just remove the decay and are the natural color of the tooth, all done in one visit.
  • Not needing to hear the sounds of the dental drill.
  • An instrument that sterilizes as it heals . . . THAT IS WHAT LASERS DO!

All this is routine for our patients!

Contact us for more information about Laser Dentistry or call to schedule your appointment today.