Light-activated Disinfection (LAD) is the latest disinfection technique that is particularly useful in the destruction of bacteria embedded in biofilm, periodontal pockets and endodontic canals. LAD is effective on all microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa.
LAD is a treatment based on the combination of a photosensitizing gel and a powerful photo-disinfection light. The gel is first applied onto the affected area and attaches to the membranes of microorganisms. The gel then absorbs energy from the light and releases this energy to form highly reactive oxygen species. This results in the destruction of all microorganisms in contact with the gel, instantly and effectively.
Common Indications for Light-activated Disinfection (LAD):
- Gum Treatment
- Root Canal Treatment
- Peri-implantitis (infection of soft tissues and bone around dental implants)
- Pericoronitis (inflammation of soft tissues surrounding the crown of a partially erupted tooth)
There is no risk of bacteria resistance over time or side effects for the patient, making the treatment safe for unlimited use as needed.