Traditional gum disease treatments have required the use of cutting and stitches to effectively remove disease-causing bacteria from beneath the gum line. The idea of this procedure has caused many patients to delay treatment from fear of pain or the unknown, or the inconvenience of long recovery times. With the LANAP® protocol, recovery time is minimal, with patients typically back to their routine the same or next day, and the treatment process is virtually pain-free. During treatment, the dental laser gently removes bacteria from beneath the gum line, leaving healthy tissue behind to reattach to the teeth and recover.
It is estimated that half of all American adults suffer from gum disease, a progressive disease that attacks teeth, gum tissue and supporting structures. In the beginning stages, many patients do not experience any symptoms to indicate there is cause for concern, but as it progresses into later stages, some symptoms may become noticeable, such as:
As gum disease breaks down the supporting structures around the teeth, they are put at risk of falling out, making this disease the number one cause of tooth loss. The earlier the disease is diagnosed and treated, the better we can protect your smile from these harmful effects.