Laser Gum Surgery: Trusted Solution For Gum Disease Treatment
You may not even know if you are suffering from gum disease because it is a condition that progresses slowly. Some symptoms of gum infection include inflammation, bleeding and discomfort around the gums.
In order to keep the gums clean, it is important to brush and floss daily. Failing to do so could result in gingivitis, which is a mild form of gum disease that causes inflammation of gum tissues. If left untreated, this could progress into periodontitis, causing the gums to pull away from the teeth, creating periodontal pockets and making room for bacteria to enter.
Gum disease has been a known cause for a variety of serious systemic health complications, such as:
- Pancreatic cancer
- Heart disease
- Premature birth and low birth weight babies
There are a number of treatments available for gum, extracting the teeth and replacing with implants or cutting the gum tissue and stitching it back together. Nowadays, more minimally invasive options are available to treat gum infections.
LANAP® Laser Gum Surgery: Your Option for Better Gum Health
LANAP® laser gum surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that removes bacteria under the gums and leaves the healthy tissue intact. This is an FDA-approved LASER treatment for gum disease available in the United States.
Laser gum surgery using the LANAP® protocol has a number of benefits. The procedure does not need many sutures or incisions, and our PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser is successful in removing up to 90 percent of inflammation in a single visit. The laser also stimulates regeneration of bone tissue, and often ends up saving teeth that were considered damaged. With minimal pain, recession, discomfort, and sensitivity in the gums, one can enjoy lasting results and maintain great dental health!
The Benefits Of Choosing LANAP
- Less discomfort than with traditional gum surgery
- No cutting or sutures involved
- Faster than traditional surgery – about 2 hours
- Less than 24 hour recovery time after surgery
- 98% of patients remain stable after 5 years
- Less post operative pain than traditional surgery
- No contraindications
If you need more information on laser gum surgery for gum disease treatment, schedule a consultation with our periodontist, Dr. Stephen Strout, at our Fleming Island, FL office. Contact us today!