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Diode Lasers in Dentistry

April 27, 2018

Filed under: Diode Laser — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 7:05 am

Diode Lasers in Dentistry – Are they Useful? Diode lasers have improved the way we manage periodontal disease and gum disease.  Used during a tooth cleaning, the Diode Laser will help inflamed gum tissues heal faster.  But this is just one of many used for a diode laser! Shown below is a Diode Laser being used for bacterial reduction during a cleaning. As you are […]

Gingival Papilloma or Lump on the Gums – Concern?

January 19, 2017

Filed under: Gum Surgery,Uncategorized — Tags: , — Dr Gillis @ 11:32 pm

What is a gingival papilloma?  Should you be concerned if you think you have one?  What treatments are available? Small lump seen on gums between the central incisor and the lateral incisor in the photo to the left is a gingival papilloma.   A gingival papilloma is simply a lump of tissue on the gums as seen in this photograph.  The gingival papilla is a […]

– Patient Introduction to Laser Bacterial Reduction –

February 28, 2014

– Patient Introduction to Laser Bacterial Reduction – Improving Your Cleaning in our office   Our office is constantly learning and striving to advance the standard of patient care in our office.  Because of this, we now offer an added procedure – laser bacterial reduction –  to your routine cleaning care to help fight periodontal disease and gingivitis.   Periodontal disease affects approximately 80% of […]

Tongue Tied? Treatment Is Now Easy!

August 7, 2012

Filed under: Diode Laser,Patient Satisfaction — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 7:43 pm

Reyna Can Now Happily Stick Her Tongue Out At Her Brother! Being tongue-tied is a real term and the implications vary with the strength of the lingual frenum or the fibrous attachment that adheres the tongue to the floor of the mouth, and the adaptations of the patient to this somewhat common abnormality. In a normal mouth, the tongue can move freely to lick both […]

Upgrade Your Routine Dental Cleaning With Laser Treatment!

January 20, 2012

– Patient Introduction to Laser Bacterial Reduction – Improving Your Cleaning in our office We are constantly learning and striving to advance the standard of patient care in our office.  Because of this, we have recently added a new procedure to your routine cleaning care to help fight periodontal disease and gingivitis.      Periodontal disease affects approximately 80% of adults and is a growing […]

Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy

January 3, 2012

Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy As described to patients by my treatment assistant, Regina   Everyone has spaces between the gums and the teeth where bacteria and food accumulate.  Bacteria under the gums in patients with periodontal disease and gum disease or gingivitis cause inflammation which leads to deepening of the pockets in the gum tissue around the teeth.  Normal healthy pockets range from 1-3mm in depth.  You can […]

Video and Photos of Diode Laser Cold Sore Treatment

November 15, 2011

How might a soft tissue, diode laser help you?

October 21, 2011

I’m excited to tell you about our new diode lasers. I feel this technology will improve the way we manage periodontal disease, perform soft tissue surgeries and biopsies, and even help patients during orthodontic care. After careful evaluation and many hours of training, we now have two diode lasers. I was so excited about the possible benefits to our patients; I knew that one would […]

Cold Sore (Herpetic lesion) treatment with a Diode Laser

October 11, 2011

Dr. Gillis’ treatment assistant, Karen, notes the following about our diode lasers: “I would like to tell you about an amazing procedure we are doing in our office with a soft tissue laser also known as a diode laser. If you get herpetic lesions or cold sores we can now help you eliminate the embarrassment, pain, and discomfort. Dr. Gillis has available in her office […]