Did you know that almost half of the population has some form of gum disease? Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, isn’t a commonly discussed topic, but untreated, this disease can have a major negative impact on your health and quality of life.
Almost 50% of American adults have gum disease
Gum disease is linked to several health problems – from heart disease, stroke, and diabetes to pre-term low birth weight.
Only a small percentage of these adults get the treatment they need. Traditional gum disease treatment options involve cutting the gum tissue or extracting the teeth. The LANAP® protocol uses the specific wavelength PerioLase® MVP-7™ dental laser to vaporize bacteria deep within the pockets of the gums while leaving healthy tissue intact.
The mouth is the window to the body. People with periodontal disease are more likely to suffer from other inflammatory conditions. Patients suffering from gum disease often feel less confident about themselves and fear losing their teeth. Our office is certified in a unique laser gum disease treatment, LANAP to treat gum infections, and LAPIP to treat implant infections.
The LANAP® protocol uses a special dental laser, the PerioLase® MVP-7™. A tiny fiber, the width of three human hairs, in inserted between the gum tissue and teeth. This fiber targets and destroys
bacteria deep within the pockets of the gums without affecting the healthy tissue.
Because of the gentle nature of the procedure, patients typically see immediate results with
less bleeding when brushing and less bad breath. Recovery is easier than traditional surgery-after LANAP® treatment, you can drive your car, go back to work, and return to your normal routine quickly. Don’t let gum disease interfere with living your life anymore!
Benefits to you:
LANAP® is minimally invasive and allows the body to recover and
heal more quickly.
Patients report less discomfort during and after surgery compared to having traditional surgery.
Minimal Recovery Time:
Most patients can immediately return to their daily routine.
Little to No Gum Recession:
Because the procedure doesn’t require cutting the
gums, there is less risk of recession, or your gums pulling back
Reduction in Gum Inflammation and Bleeding:
The PerioLase® MVP-7™
targets inflammatory bacteria without injuring healthy tissue.
Patients can keep their natural teeth even when the teeth have been deemed
‘hopeless’ with traditional treatments. Keeping your natural teeth has been linked to a longer lifespan!
Safe for patients with Health Concerns
LANAP® protocol is safe for patients with
health concerns such as diabetes, HIV, hemophilia, or those taking blood thinners.
Contact us today for an appointment to see if LANAP is for you!