Gregg R. Weinstein D.D.S. Practices WPT Laser Periodontal Therapy In Boca Raton


Pocket Reduction surgery (also known as gingivectomy, osseous surgery and flap surgery) is a collective term for a series of different surgeries aimed at gaining access to the roots of the teeth in order to remove bacteria and tarter (calculus)

Periodontal infections cause a chronic inflammatory response in the body that literally destroys bone and gum tissues once they invade the area below the gum line.  Gum pockets form and deepen between the gums and teeth as the tissue continues to be destroyed.

Periodontal disease is a progressive condition which, if left untreated, causes massive bacteria colonization in the gum pockets and causes destruction of the bone that supports the teeth and can eventually cause teeth to fall out.  

Pocket reduction surgery has been the traditional treatment to alleviate this destructive cycle, and reduce the depth of the bacteria-harboring pockets.  The procedure involves several incisions that "flap" the gum tissues away from the tooth roots and bone to allow for better visual access to allow for cleaning and decontamination of the root surfaces.  After this is accomplished, sutures (stitches) are placed to replace the gum tissue around the roots and bone.  Healing can be painful with tooth and gum sensitivity for quite some time as well as possible bleeding and swelling


TwinLight™ Periodontal Treatment (TPT) is a minimally invasive periodontal disease therapy incorporating dentistry’s two best laser wavelengths. The Twinlight™ approach enables wavelength-optimized treatments for periodontal therapy (such as WPT™*), which create the optimal conditions for healing periodontal tissues by removing the diseased epithelial lining of the periodontal pocket, removing microbial biofilm and calculus from the root surface and sealing the pocket after treatment with a stable fibrin clot.

The TwinLight™ Periodontal Treatment approach gives general dentists the confidence to treat their patents’ moderate-to-severe periodontal disease the laser way, without scalpels and sutures.

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