Dual Wavelength Deep Pocket Therapy with New Attachment (DPT) using the WaterLase iPlus and BIOLASE-patented Radial Firing Perio Tip™ (RFPT) is a minimally invasive therapy for moderate to advanced gum disease that promotes cementum mediated periodontal ligament new- attachment to the root surface in the absence of long junctional epithelium.
WaterLase 2,780nm YSGG laser energy is especially effective for minimally-invasive removal of both subgingival inflamed tissue and calculus deposits, to prepare the pocket and surface of the tooth for healing and new attachment.
• 2,780nm YSGG and 940nm diode wavelengths are well established for Deep Pocket Therapy with New Attachment and Sulcular Debridement respectively
• The soft-tissue effects of the 940nm diode complement the effectiveness of YSGG on soft tissue, bone, and tooth structure
• Comprehensive protocols address the full range of periodontal disease from gingivitis with the 940nm diode protocol only to moderate and severe periodontitis with dual wavelength combination therapy
• Treatment protocols not dependent on the use of antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, or occlusal adjustments
• Periodontal Therapy founded on the latest clinical research and years of experience from global laser pioneers
The iLase diode laser system uses the 940nm wavelength developed exclusively for dentistry by BIOLASE. A comparison to other diode wavelengths shows that 940nm laser energy is better absorbed by hemoglobin and oxyhemoglobin. This makes the 940nm especially effective for:
• Removal of diseased, infected, inflamed and necrosed soft tissue within the periodontal pocket
• Reducing bleeding prior to scaling and root planing
• Positive biostimulation effects, well-documented in the literature
The iLase 940nm diode laser is indicated for removal of infected tissue from the epithelial lining.
Unlike other lasers used in periodontal therapy, the 2,780nm YSGG WaterLase iPlus is indicated for more than just soft tissue. It is safe for use on bone and tooth structures, making it an extremely versatile tool.
Most periodontal lasers cut tissue using heat. The WaterLase iPlus combines YSGG laser energy and a patented spray of water to cut soft tissue and bone without heat, with benefits reported such as less swelling and patient post-op sensitivity, for a better patient experience and greater case acceptance. In soft tissue mode, the 2,780 nm YSGG WaterLase iPlus laser energy penetrates into tissues to seal blood vessels as it cuts, providing excellent hemostasis, which in turn provides you with a better field of vision during surgery.**
Soft-tissue is mostly water, so the iPlus laser energy is absorbed immediately in the process of cutting without raising the temperature of the tissue. Bone is also primarily made up of water and hydroxyapatite, so the iPlus cuts it without heat as well. The iPlus water spray enhances its "cool cutting" as well.
WaterLase iPlus improves productivity through a range of implant related applications:
•Bone resection for autogenous bone graft harvesting
The minimally invasive nature of the WaterLase iPlus YSGG laser can help minimize tissue displacement and flap preparation in osseous crown lengthening.
It assists in performing an externally beveled gingivectomy, shaping the free gingival margin, troughing, and recontouring and smoothing bone.
*Moritz A, Beer F, Goharkhay K, Schoop U, Strassl M, Verheyen P, Walsh L, Wernisch J, Wintner E (ed.): "Oral Laser Application"; Quintessenz Verlags-GmbH, Berlin, 2006, p 389
“This not only enhances results in the hands of a periodontist using the Waterlase MD Turbo for regenerative procedures, is also an alternative treatment for the general dentist who is treating mild to moderate periodontal cases. Patients are also more likely to accept treatment when they hear that it is minimally invasive and patients who have accepted treatment are getting positive results and avoiding the side effects that they have heard about from conventional treatment.”
“Deep Pocket Therapy is a highly effective, more aesthetic and more comfortable alternative to traditional surgical procedures for my patients.”
"As a Periodontist, I have been waiting to buy a laser until there was a reliable one that could address hard and soft tissues safely and efficiently. The WaterLase has now become my 'instrument' of choice in many procedures, including ones that I didn't think could or should be performed with a laser. I liked my first WaterLase so much that I recently upgraded to the new iPlus, and it's awesome!"