Waterlase Technology Benefits Peri-Implantitis Treatment

Richard Gawel


The Biolase Waterlase Er,Cr:YSGG laser can be used to treat peri-implantitis, according to the company. In a first of its kind human histological study, the laser played a positive role in the debridement of a titanium implant surface to facilitate subsequent regenerative treatment, according to the company. The findings suggest the value that Waterlase technology has for dentists seeking devices that can assist in periodontal treatments, Biolase said.

Similar research also has found that the Er,Cr:YSGG laser effectively decreases bacteria from zirconia discs, the company said. Furthermore, fibroblast attachments on the surfaces of the zirconia discs show more adherence when treated with Er,Cr:YSGG laser technology, Biolase said, adding that there has been a significant increase in the number of zirconia dental implants being placed throughout the world.

“Although studies can vary, data suggests as much as 56% of people with dental implants may have peri-implantitis. Unfortunately, treatment methods for peri-implantitis can be painful, costly, ineffective, and unpredictable,” said Biolase CEO John Beaver.

“The findings of these recent studies confirm that Waterlase laser technology can be a more viable treatment option than alternative methods. We look forward to continuing to provide dentists with minimally invasive treatment options through advanced laser technology that benefits their patients,” Beaver said.

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