Bone Regeneration using Laser Periodontal Therapy and The Al-Fa Technique
Laser therapy has paved the way forward for bone regeneration.
Most traditional gum treatments are predominantly centralized around elimination of bacterial infection. The post-operative result of this type of treatment often depicts gum recession with its associated bone loss. The loss is irreversible and involves much aesthetic oral plastic surgery to correct.
Laser surgery on the other hand has eradicated these types of post-operative sub-standard aesthetic results.
Areas treated with lasers eliminates the infection in such a way as to “sterilize” the area being treated. This means that the probability of the infection reoccurring is minimal compared to manual debridement of the infection using more traditional techniques.
Dr Rana Al-Falaki has created an innovative technique that has enabled her to elicit a better than expected bone regeneration result. She has found that her technique encourages bone cells to regenerate, leading to re-growth of the bone in the treated area. Hence, laser treatments can accommodate both vertical and horizontal bone loss situations. It is particularly good at treating furcation areas (the space between the roots on the same tooth) extremely well as these areas are associated with a combination of both horizontal and vertical deterioration. Furcation areas are often the nemesis of traditional periodontal surgery.
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