What is TwinLight™?
TwinLight™ Periodontal Treatment is a minimally invasive treatment for periodontal disease utilizing two proven laser wavelengths (Nd:YAG and Er:YAG) with very different clinical and therapeutic abilities. The two wavelengths along with the specific, refined capabilities of the LightWalker laser system are used in tandem to achieve new levels of success in the battle against periodontal disease.
No blade, no stitches, little to no post-operative pain!
TwinLight is a fast minimal to no pain, less-invasive than traditional treatment perio procedure.
About Periodontal Disease
Do you have red, swollen or sensitive gums? Do you have constant bad breath? Have your gums slightly moved away from the teeth? Do your gums often bleed when brushing? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, there is a good changes that you have periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease is the most common form of gum disease. It is caused by bacteria that reside in the oral cavity. Because the bacteria reproduce, plaque or tarter begins to form. If tarter is not cleaned regularly by your dentist, you develop gingivitis (swollen gums that bleed when you brush), and soon, this inflammation may extend to the bone under the gums (periodontal disease). If untreated it can cause tooth loss. Periodontal disease affects more than 80% of the population. Even more alarming is the fact that the vast majority of people are unaware they are showing the first signs of periodontal disease and visit their dentist only when the disease is already advanced. Periodontal disease is serious because it can be linked to health problems such as: cardiac and respiratory disease, low birth weight in newborn babies, heart attack, stroke, and osteoporosis.
Conventional methods for treating periodontal disease involve cutting with a blade, aggressive scaling/root planing, and suturing; all of which may result in longer healing time and pain after the surgery.
Twinlight™ laser treatment of periodontal disease, on the other hand, is a much less invasive procedure resulting in quicker recover time, has a higher rate of bacterial kill, no bleeding after the surgery, and less post-surgery pain.