Periowave is a painless and stress-free procedure for both the patient and the clinician. The treatment follows thorough scaling and root planing and can be carried out immediately or a few days later. In patients with chronic adult periodontitis, Periowave has been proven in clinical trials to significantly reduce pocket depth, bleeding on probing, and improve clinical attachment level.
Unlike thermal lasers that cut tissue, Periowave utilizes a cold (non-thermal) diode laser. It does not cause damage to root surfaces, dental materials, or surrounding tissues. Periowave does not exhibit many of the issues commonly associated with antibiotics, such as bacterial resistance, allergic or sensitivity reactions, opportunistic infections, or prolonged doses of medication.
Each laser treatment cycle is only 60 seconds. No heat is generated during treatment and therefore no tissue is burned. The selective action of the photosensitizing solution and light illumination avoids damage to healthy human tissue. The patient should experience no pain during this short light activation procedure. Deeper pockets may require a second or third treatment.
The patient leaves the dental office without the need for any home compliance, significantly fewer pathogenic bacteria below the gum line, and a visible reduction in inflammation. Without the presence of the harmful toxins, inflammatory molecules and pathogenic bacteria associated with periodontal disease, the body begins the process of healing. A reduction in pocket depth, bleeding on probing, and improvement in clinical attachment can be observed.