Norfolk Dental Specialists
Posted on 2nd August 2018
Dental Hygiene

Adjunct Therapies (Part One) Laser Treatment and Chlosite

laser dentistry
In addition to our core business of administering specialist dental treatments to referred and self-referring patients, we have a team of skilled hygienists and dental therapists that are trained in the delivery of adjunct therapies. Over the next couple of weeks, we thought it might be interesting to take a closer look at some of these therapies, describe the procedures in detail and see who would benefit from treatment. This week, we'll be looking at laser treatment and Chlosite treatment.
Laser Treatment
What is it?
The application of a powerful diode laser to the soft tissue in your mouth. The laser reduces the number of bacteria in your mouth, making tissue regeneration and healing following dental work a much more efficient process.
When is it used?
We offer laser dentistry – administered by our skilled hygienists – as an adjunct to any non-surgical treatment. The procedure can help with problems around persistent periodontal gum pockets and may avoid the need for more complex periodontal treatment. Academic studies have shown that laser treatment can also help with the treatment of cold sores and provide relief for muscular tension associated with teeth grinding.
Chlosite
What is it?
Chlosite is a gel that can be delivered to areas of the gum during treatment of periodontitis or peri-implantitis. The presence of the xanthan gel at these sites will prevent the recolonisation of bacteria at a site that has been recently treated to remove them.
When is it used?
Chlosite can be applied shortly after a periodontal treatment such as scaling and root debridement. It is also commonly used when there is a risk of infection around implants. In a special session, our hygienists will apply the Chlosite gel to the newly-treated area. The treatment is typically effective for up to 15 days.
If you would like to know more about any of the adjunct therapies and services offered by our hygienists, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Call our reception on 01603 632525.
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