Have you ever heard someone describe their root canal as the most horrible experience ever? Well, not at Omaha Laser Dentistry. Dr. Bolamperti and the team are skilled in using the LightWalker® laser to perform a procedure called P.I.P.S.™ as part of root canal therapy. This procedure is unique to Omaha Laser Dentistry. Most precise and minimally invasive, it is ideal for patients of all ages – old, young and everywhere in between.
What Is A Root Canal?
More commonly known as root canal therapy, endodontic treatment is needed if the soft tissue (dental pulp) inside the tooth has become infected or injured. Although many people have the misbelief a root canal procedure is painful or risky, with today’s dental technology, it’s actually just the opposite.
What is P.I.P.S.™?
Featuring the newest rotary instrumentation of the LightWalker® laser, Dr. Bolamperti performs Photon Induced Photoacoustic Streaming (P.I.P.S.) as part of the root canal therapy. This process removes the enamel and endoskeleton while cleaning and sterilizing the inside of the tooth to the root. This makes it less invasive and preserves more of the tooth endoskeleton. As a result, the procedure is faster, safer and more efficient than traditional root canal procedures – and requires only one visit.
In addition to adopting habits like eating right, brushing and flossing, scheduling dental exams and cleanings with Omaha Laser Dentistry are the most important ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong.
Periodontitis or Gum disease can lead to bad breath and receding gums, painful chewing and sensitivity, or worse yet, tooth loss or the need for surgery. It’s one of the common conditions we see at Omaha Laser Dentistry, and one we’re experts in treating.
Dr. Tony Bolamperti has extensive experience and specialized board certifications to perform most oral surgeries in office. The use of both traditional and laser techniques often helps reduce healing times while eliminating the need for anesthesia.
If you’ve been told your child needs a frenectomy, Dr. Bolamperti has the expertise to perform this procedure using the Solea laser and a topical anesthetic (or just a little local anesthetic) – rather than a scalpel or scissors.