Our BIOLASE Epic X Diode Laser is the only laser FDA cleared for laser bacterial reduction (LBR). Laser light helps decontaminate gum tissues by decreasing the amount of harmful bacteria and removing diseased tissue. Most bacteria that cause gum disease are dark in color, and the laser is attracted to these specific bacteria instead of healthy bacteria. The laser also disinfects the root surface, which provides a more receptive surface for gum tissue reattachment and healing.
Laser therapy is a non-invasive, non-toxic alternative to pharmaceuticals that reduces inflammation, pain, pathogenic bacterial levels, and stimulates wound healing while leaving healthy tissue intact. The goal of laser therapy is to eliminate the bad bacteria that causes gum disease through its antibacterial properties, and to return the gum tissues to a state of health through its anti-inflammatory effects. That is why the laser is so effective in helping to treat gum disease and gum inflammation!