Laser Therapy

Periodontal Laser Therapy


Laser therapy is a modern and innovative treatment option for gum disease. It is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a laser to remove bacteria and infected tissue from the gums. This treatment is becoming increasingly popular among dental professionals and patients alike due to its many benefits.

Here are some of the benefits of laser therapy for the gums:

Minimally Invasive: Laser therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require any incisions or sutures. This means that there is less pain, swelling, and bleeding compared to traditional gum surgery.

Faster Healing: Laser therapy promotes faster healing and recovery time. Patients can return to their normal activities within a few days after the procedure.

Reduced Risk of Infection: Laser therapy reduces the risk of infection because it sterilizes the area being treated. This means that there is less chance of bacteria entering the bloodstream and causing further health problems.

Precision: Laser therapy is a precise treatment option that targets only the infected tissue. This means that healthy tissue is left intact, reducing the risk of damage to the gums.

Improved Gum Health: Laser therapy can improve gum health by removing bacteria and infected tissue. This can help prevent further damage to the gums and teeth.

Reduced Pain: Laser therapy is a virtually painless procedure. Patients may experience some discomfort during the procedure, but this is usually minimal and can be managed with local anesthesia.

Cost-Effective: Laser therapy is a cost-effective treatment option because it requires fewer appointments and less time off work compared to traditional gum surgery.

 Laser therapy is a safe and effective treatment option for gum disease.


It offers many benefits, including faster healing, reduced risk of infection, precision, improved gum health, reduced pain, and cost-effectiveness.

If you are experiencing gum disease symptoms, talk to your dentist about whether laser therapy is right for you.

 Call 414-271-1770 or email support@riverwalkdentistry to schedule your visit. 

Sensitivity, Ulcer and Snoring Therapy

Ulcer Treatment:

Mouth ulcers are a common problem that can be painful and uncomfortable. Traditional treatment options for ulcers include topical medications and mouthwashes. However, dental lasers can also be used to treat ulcers.

Dental lasers can be used to target the ulcer and promote healing. The laser energy helps to reduce inflammation and stimulate the growth of new tissue. This can help to reduce pain and speed up the healing process.

One of the benefits of using a dental laser for ulcer treatment is that it is a minimally invasive procedure.   There is evidence to show that ulcers will reduce in frequency in the location they were treated. 

Tooth Sensitivity:

Tooth sensitivity is a common problem that can be caused by a variety of factors, including gum recession, tooth decay, and enamel erosion. Traditional treatment options for tooth sensitivity include desensitizing toothpaste and fluoride treatments.

However, dental lasers can also be used to treat tooth sensitivity.

Dental lasers can be used to target the sensitive areas of the teeth, this can help to reduce sensitivity and improve overall oral health.

One of the benefits of using a dental laser for tooth sensitivity is that it is a precise treatment option. The laser energy can be targeted to specific areas of the teeth.

Dental lasers are a safe and effective treatment option for a variety of dental problems, including ulcers, tooth sensitivity and snoring due to the length of the soft palate.

If you are experiencing these issues, talk to your dentist about whether dental laser treatment is right for you.

Snoring related to Soft Palate Length:

Laser therapy can be used as a non surgical treatment to reduce the length of the soft palate.  An elongated soft palate has been shown to increase snoring and reduce breathing efficiency during sleep and daytime breathing.  Reducing the length of the soft palate with Non-Ablative (non surgical) laser therapy is a quick and painless way to improve your breathing and sleep. 


Revolutionizing Snoring Treatment: The CO2 Lightscalpel Non Surgical Laser for Soft Palate Elongation

Are you or a loved one struggling with sleep apnea, snoring, or breathing issues? The solution may be closer than you think. Advances in technology have paved the way for innovative treatments, and one such breakthrough is the use of the CO2 Lightscalpel Laser for soft palate elongation. 

How is this cutting-edge laser technology  making a significant impact on improving symptoms related to sleep apnea?

Understanding Soft Palate Elongation and Sleep Apnea: Soft palate elongation is a common contributor to sleep apnea, a condition characterized by interruptions in breathing during sleep. When the soft palate becomes too long or floppy, it can partially or completely block the airway, leading to snoring, disrupted sleep, and other respiratory issues. Traditional treatments have often involved invasive surgical procedures, but the CO2 Lightscalpel Laser offers a less invasive and more precise alternative.

The CO2 Lightscalpel Laser is a state-of-the-art non surgical technology that utilizes a high-precision laser beam to tighten collagen without surgery and minimum post operative pain.

How It Works: The laser works by precisely targeting and reshaping the soft palate, reducing its length and stiffness. This controlled and accurate approach ensures that only the necessary tissue is affected, minimizing damage to surrounding areas. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis, and many patients experience rapid recovery with less discomfort compared to traditional surgical methods.

Benefits of CO2 Lightscalpel Laser Treatment:

  1. Precision and Accuracy: The laser allows for precise tissue tightening, minimizing the risk of complications and promoting a faster recovery.

  2. Minimally Invasive: Unlike traditional surgical procedures, the CO2 Lightscalpel Laser is less invasive, reducing the overall trauma to the soft palate.

  3. Quick Recovery: Patients often experience a faster recovery time, allowing them to resume their normal activities sooner, even within the same day.  Most symptoms are no worse than a slight sore throat.

  4. Improved Sleep Quality: By addressing soft palate elongation, the treatment can significantly improve symptoms associated with sleep apnea, including snoring and breathing issues.

  5. Customized Treatment: The laser can be adjusted to meet the specific needs of each patient, ensuring a tailored approach to soft palate elongation.

The CO2 Lightscalpel Laser represents a groundbreaking advancement in the treatment of sleep apnea symptoms related to soft palate elongation. If you or someone you know is struggling with snoring, breathing issues, or sleep apnea, consider exploring this innovative and minimally invasive treatment option.

Consult with a qualified healthcare professional at Riverwalk Dentistry to determine if the CO2 Lightscalpel Laser is the right solution for you, and take the first step toward a better night's sleep and improved overall well-being.

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