Lasers & Surgery in Soldotna & Anchorage, AK
Dr. Hu and his hygienist are both certified and trained to use lasers in dentistry. Dr. Hu can perform both hard and soft tissue laser treatment. Our office has not only soft tissue Diode Lasers, but also the impressive Waterlase MD Er,Cr:YSGG laser. He is one of the first dentists in Anchorage and Soldotna to use this top hard and soft tissue laser. Whether it is used for soft tissue gingival (gum) sculpting for smile enhancements, or for lesion/ulcer removal, the Waterlase MD is able to perform many dental procedures and surgeries. The unique patented technology from Waterlase allows the physics to seek water instead of pigment, so unlike many other lasers, the Waterlase leaves NO plume behind!
Recent studies have been published with the benefits of using lasers as adjunctive treatment for moderate and advanced periodontitis. Whether with implants (laser treatment) or even Low Level Laser (LLLP) Transmission for nerve related issues, our office is equipped to help!
With certain extraction cases, even wisdom teeth, Dr. Hu also has a piezoelectric unit in his armamentarium. That means he is able to perform atraumatic extractions using periotomes and atraumatic forceps! This is so important especially when doing implant procedures in the aesthetic zone. In that area of the mouth, it is highly crucial that as much of the original bone is preserved. The overall end result is very much dependent on the bone content and perservation. Also, with cone beam CT Scan technology available right in our office, Dr. Hu can evaluate the bone quality and content immediately after surgeries to comfirm the need for bone grafting treatment. Immediate socket bone grafting after an extraction is also available in our office for those patients who want to preserve bone and want extra time to think over options.
Please feel free to ask any team member additional questions regarding our state-of-the art equipment and devices for surgery and periodontal health.