LANAP™ is a noninvasive laser therapy for the treatment of periodontal disease. The Laser Therapy is an alternative to traditional methods such as Scaling and Root Planing/Periodontal Surgery/Regeneration. Dr. Potter has been utilizing the LANAP protocol in his office as another option for treating Periodontal Disease for 10+ years.
Laser therapy is a virtually painless alternative to many of the more traditional surgical procedures associated with periodontal and implant medicine.
This periodontal specific laser targets diseased tissue without harming healthy tissue, thus killing bacteria and regenerating bone growth. This modern and painless method removes harmful bacteria, thereby creating improved oral health and aesthetic smiles!
To find out if you are a candidate for Laser Treatment, Dr. Potter will do a comprehensive exam to discuss the options best suited for your needs.
Soft Tissue Laser
A diode laser is used to reduce and sculpt the gum tissue. In removing excess gum tissue, Dr. Potter reshapes the smile to create a better, more harmonious balance of the gums and teeth. Many patients want a “gum lift” so their smile appearance is less gummy and their teeth will ultimately look larger. It is a conservative technique, completely safe and no down time required. It can be done alone or with in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments.
Patient comfort is central in using the innovative perfect size sensor for taking digital X-rays. With better resolution and consistency than conventional X-rays, Dr. Viechnicki’s team is better able to diagnose lesions in a quick, comfortable and accurate manner. Additionally, digital X-rays use 80% less radiation than conventional film X-rays.
3D Digital CT Scan/ Panoramic Xray System
CBCT technology which allows Dr. Potter to get a 3D image of your mouth: teeth, soft tissue, nerve pathways and bone. The arm gently rotates around the head in a complete 360 degree rotation to capture multiple images from different angles so that implant placement can be optimized with the safest and most aesthetic outcome in your final restorations. Implant placement can be planned before treatment is initiated so that Dr. Potter and the restoring dentist is prepared for all anatomic variations which allows customization for each individual patient.
Ultrasonic scalers are handheld devices that use high-frequency vibrations to break down hard buildup, such as plaque and tartar, that accumulates on the tooth surface. Dr. Potter’s team of hygienists use ultrasonic scalers because they are more comfortable, effective and efficient than traditional hand scalers and fully adjustable for sensitive teeth.
Wireless technology that uses natural tissue fluorescence to enhance any abnormalities of the tissue not visible to the naked eye such as oral cancer or pre malignant dysplasia.
In Dr. Potter’s office, we utilize the most up to date dental software and innovations to streamline the communication between Dr. Potter, the dental team and the patient. With this technology, we are able to keep your appointments on time, have your medical history current, radiographs and scans on the monitors in the treatment rooms and can keep you abreast of upcoming appointments and treatment plans through mobile devices. Additionally, with the software, we can effectively and efficiently submit any insurance claims to maximize any patient benefits owed to you.