Periowave is a non-thermal light technology that is a painless, non-invasive way to significantly improve treatment outcomes when combined with your normal hygiene visits.
At Progressive Dental we use the laser light of the Periowave – combined with a photo-sensitizing solution – to kill the bacteria associated with periodontal (gum) disease.
Periodontal (gum) disease occurs when a bacterial infection develops where the gums and teeth join. Harmful bacteria release enzymes that will cause bone loss, receding gums and eventually tooth loss. Red, swollen, bleeding gums, persistent bad breath or tooth sensitivity are signs of periodontal (gum) disease. In a healthy mouth 1 to 3 mm (shallow) pocket depths exist where the teeth and gums meet. Pockets that measure 4 mm and greater indicate gum disease may be present! Your dentist or dental hygienist will evaluate the health of your gums by recording measurements from probe readings.
With the Periowave, we are now able to broaden our scope of “non-surgical” services and improve the standard of care for all our patients. The Periowave is painless, non-antibiotic, quick, effective and safe! This allows us to use the Periowave in conjunction with scaling and root planning to provide the optimal care for the fight against periodontal (gum disease).