Patient presents with severe excess gum tissue. Diagnosis is gingival hypertrophy, associated with poor oral hygiene.
- Referral to periodontist with several weeks of healing.
- Topical anesthetic and immediate gingivectomy with the Waterlase MD™ laser.
Patient and parent elect treatment with Waterlase MD laser. When asked about his experience, patient replied: "It wasn’t uncomfortable... you could feel pressure at times. Other than that, it was easy!"
||2 Weeks Post-Op
| Laser gingivectomy to control hypertrophy associated with poor oral hygiene
Minimal bleeding at time of procedure. No need for post-operative analgesia. Gingivectomy completed in 20 min. $640 in additional revenue for the practice