Laser Dentistry Blog

How to Improve Periodontal Case Management with Dental Lasers

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on Aug 29, 2015 11:00:00 AM


At some point in life, almost every patient will experience some type of periodontal challenge. Despite the availability of scientifically advanced treatment options, the incidence of pain and post surgical complications remain common. Complications related to inadequate case management negatively impact the patient’s welfare and may be avoided with dental laser therapy.

Regenerative Er,Cr:YSGG Periodontitis Regimen (REPaiR) was developed by BIOLASE to provide clinicians with a better treatment option for managing periodontally compromised patients. REPaiR provides safe, effective treatment for better patient acceptance.  

The protocol utilizes the WaterLase iPlus dental laser and patented Radial Firing Perio Tip. The precisely tapered tip is used for periodontal therapy allowing for better access to the narrow part of the periodontal pocket. Benefits of REPaiR include:

  • Minimally-invasive protocol
  • Improved patient comfort
  • Site-specific or full mouth treatment
  • Improved treatment planning
  • Scientifically supported evidence
  • Gently removes subgingival calculus
  • Faster healing
  • Better patient acceptance
  • Better patient management

WaterLase REPaiR is a highly effective, more aesthetic and more comfortable alternative to traditional treatment options. Here’s a step-by-step introduction on how to effectively manage your periodontal cases.