Article is on Page Four of this PDF.
Dr. Linden’s response, in a letter to the editors of the publication:
The article on Periodontal Disease was quite informative and clearly written. While I am in agreement with various treatments included in the health letter, I would like to bring your attention to important information that was not included. In the last 10 years the introduction and use of laser therapy has played a significant role in the treatment of periodontal and implant disease. This modality is extremely effective and less invasive than “traditional” methods of treatment as described in the article. The percentage of Periodontists utilizing a laser approach is approximately 25-50% internationally. There are many different wavelength lasers that are currently used in a periodontal practice. Although laser trained periodontists may utilize “traditional” treatments, the laser approach is often more effective, less invasive, and often provides regeneration of bone tissue around the diseased teeth and implants. The laser targets the “bad or pathogenic” bacteria, reduces inflammation, and preserves the good tissue that is needed for regeneration of healthy gum tissue and new bone.