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What is Periowave


FOR PATIENTS EXPERIENCING RED, SWOLLEN, and/or BLEEDING GUMS, - Periowave treatment may work for you!

Periowave™ is a painless, non-invasive procedure that can significantly improve treatment outcomes when added to your regular hygiene recare appointment.  Using a powerful process known as photodisinfection, it inactivates many of the bacteria and toxins that regular hygiene treatments leave behind.


Periowave™ is a non-antibiotic therapy that, unlike antibiotics, quickly destroys  bacteria without promoting the development of bacterial resistance. Periowave™ does not exhibit many of the issues commonly associated with antibiotics, such as allergic or sensitivity reactions,  oral yeast infections, or the requirement to take prolonged doses of medication.


As Periowave™ utilizes a non-thermal, low-power diode laser as the activating light, it does not cause damage to root surfaces or surrounding tissues. There is no heat involved in this process.

How Periowave Works


Photodisinfection is based on a simple, two-step procedure:

  1. First, a small quantity of blue-coloured photosensitizer solution is  applied to the gums at the treatment site where it attaches to microbes and toxins associated with gum disease.
  2. Second, a thin, plastic light guide is painlessly placed into the treatment site. The light guide illuminates the treatment site with a specifically calibrated laser light, activating the photosensitizer solution and destroying bacteria beneath the gum line. Each treatment site requires only 60 seconds of laser activation, making it a quick, painless procedure.

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