Dr. Chong is a leader in the use of laser therapy in periodontal care. She has integrated laser therapy since 2009 and Dr. Chong has earned her Advanced Proficiency certification with the Academy of Laser Dentistry.
The use of lasers in dentistry is a progressive and innovative option.
As seen in the medical field, such as dermatology and opthamology, lasers offer a variety of treatment options with rapid healing and less side effects. Each type of laser has a different wavelength and is used for different purposes. Some dental lasers are used for hard tissue, some soft tissue and some both.
A dental laser can help a dentist provide optimal treatment often with minimal discomfort, bleeding and anaesthetic. Procedures involving soft tissues can cause bleeding with traditional cutting methods. Lasers can cut into soft tissue, but the blood vessels are sealed while the laser cuts eliminating the blood loss that is typical during these procedures.
At Kanata Periodontics, we utilise the most advanced laser on the market for treating periodontal disease. The Waterlase iPlus by Biolase has many benefits as a all-tissue laser and has resulted in fantastic, non-invasive methods to treat periodontal disease.
Because they are precision instruments, lasers are extremely useful in cosmetic procedures, such as gum line reshaping. Procedures
that would normally require anesthetic, scalpels and sutures
can be performed bloodlessly and with less trauma,
resulting in reduced post-operative swelling and
scarring. The potential for infections can
also be reduced significantly when a
laser is used, compared to