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Max’s story- Laser gum surgery

Max was referred to me by his general dentist. He was told that the decay between his two upper molar teeth on the right - had extensive decay which deemed the teeth unrestorable. As Max was determined not to loose any more teeth in his mouth he dentist suggested he gets an opinion from myself. After taking the x-ray - it could be seen that the decay was below the gum on the root surface of both his teeth.


He had a crown on one tooth which would need to be removed and the tooth was then subsequently root treated. The root treatment was undertaken by Dr Periklis (Our Longwood Endnotes). The other tooth had a large silver amalgam filling with decay beneath it. With the Laser diode machine, I was able to remove he crown and surgically cut the gum away so that I could see the extent of the decayed root.Max was comfortable throughout this treatment, the laser was gentle and caused no bleeding at all . The laser allowed me to remove all the decay and repair both teeth. 

This is a photo taken of the teeth, all clean and treated with white fillings.


The laser also allowed Max to heal quickly and almost without any pain. The following week I was able to place a new porcelain crown on his tooth- He was so pleased that at Longwood house we had the expertise to save his teeth from being extracted. Below is an x-ray and photo showing lovely results from his laser and crown treatment.


Last updated: December 2, 2017, 8:00:58 AM

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