Dr. Ben Sutter, DMD uses the 10.6-micrometer LightScalpel CO2 laser therapy for his patients to destroy the high-risk pathogenic bacteria (spirochetes and trichomonads) associated with periodontal disease. Dr. Sutter visualizes (via the Phase Contrast Microscopy) and compares changes that take place in the patient’s Subgingival plaque as a result of the CO2 laser perio-pocket de-epithelialization and closed-flap sulcular debridement.
Initial Findings, Procedure, and Results – Video (Part 1 of 3)
2 Weeks Post Procedure – Video (Part 2 of 3)
See how the gums have healed and also another look through the microscope to check for bacteria.
6 Week Post Procedure – Video (Part 3 of 3)
Dr. Sutter notes: the absence of spirochetes and not much bacteria at all, evidence of changing the overall environment.
Patient #2 Oral Spirochete Infection – Video
Repeatable results; spirochetes are again killed by the CO2 laser.
In these new videos Dr. Ben A. Sutter, DMD, visualizes via the Phase Contrast Microscopy and compares changes that take place in the patient’s oral biofilm as a result of the following:
- Improved oral hygiene;
- Return to the regular oral hygiene regimen;
- LightScalpel CO2 laser therapy (pocket de-epithelialization and closed-flap sulcular debridement).
Microscopic evidence suggests that the 10.6-micrometer CO2 laser treatment effectively destroys high-risk pathogenic bacteria (spirochetes and trichomonads) associated with periodontal disease.
Learn more about Dr. Sutter
Ben A. Sutter, DMD, FAGD, FICCMO, LVIF is a general dentist practicing in Eugene, OR. Click on the following link to learn more about the doctor: Beautiful Smiles – Meet Dr. Sutter.
Learn more about LightScalpel lasers
LightScalpel is a USA made soft-tissue dental / surgical laser manufacturer. LightScalpel lasers are FDA cleared and intended for use in dentistry, dermatology, OMS, ENT, ophthalmology, podiatry, gynecology, and neurosurgery. Laser surgery uses include: incision, excision, ablation, and/or vaporization of soft tissue. Learn more about LightScalpel laser surgery.