Having serious gum disease is not only painful, but for many patients, it can also be embarrassing. Some patients fail to seek treatment because they worry about experiencing even more discomfort with traditional gum surgery. Dr. Paresh Naran, a family dentist in Raleigh, NC, offers a high-tech laser gum surgery option to patients, called the LANAP® protocol. With this type of minimally-invasive surgery, you can finally repair your damaged gums and get back to a healthy mouth. Here are four things to love about this procedure.
The LANAP® protocol utilizes a high-tech laser instead of the traditional scalpel to remove diseased gum tissue. This means you do not have to experience the pain and discomfort that could occur from having your gums cut and sutured. Instead, the laser precisely removes the damage from your gum line.
Patients experience less downtime when they opt for laser surgery over the traditional process. Most patients can return to their daily routine right away and not have to worry about taking more time off of work or school to get gum treatment.
Because this type of surgery is less invasive than many other procedures, patients with anxiety about dental treatments may feel more relaxed during the process. There is no need for Dr. Naran to sedate you during the procedure, and many patients only require a local numbing agent before the surgery.
Finally, the LANAP® protocol help patients with serious gum disease achieve much better outcomes. Treating advanced periodontal disease is much better for your overall oral health than ignoring these symptoms. After surgery, many patients can finally start to experience a true, healthy mouth.
Find out more about how we use lasers for gum surgery by calling Dr. Naran’s office today. We can schedule a consultation appointment to see if you could benefit from this procedure.