Dr. Eric Linden, DMD, MSD

595 Chestnut Ridge Road, Suite 7 Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey 07677

(201) 307-0339

Serving New Jersey

Monday 8:30AM–5PM
Tuesday 9:30AM–6PM
Wednesday Closed

Thursday 8:30AM–5PM
Friday 8:30AM–4:30PM
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Can a soft tissue laser be used to vaporize the top gum tissue?

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Q: Can a soft tissue laser be used to vaporize the top gum tissue, in order to reduce sulcus depths, as part of periodontal treatment?

A: There are a number of dental lasers with specific wavelengths that affect the gums and bone around the teeth in different ways, according to the need. An ND/YAG using an FDA cleared protocol can promote bone regeneration in addition to killing bacteria. We also have success with Erbium and CO2 lasers. It is important to choose a laser with the correct wavelength for success.

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