Periodontal disease is a common oral health problem affecting millions of people around the world. Symptoms begin as red and swollen gums that may bleed when you brush your teeth. If left untreated, these symptoms progress until there is eventually bone deterioration or even tooth loss. Despite these symptoms, many people fear treatment itself, which is why our dentist, Dr. Paresh Naran, has turned to laser gum treatment.
What Is Laser Gum Treatment?
More commonly known as LANAP®, laser gum treatment involves the use of a PerioLase MPV-7. This laser uses pulse duration sequences that targets only the bacteria-infected parts of your gums, leaving health tissue intact and untouched. Because the treatment targets a very specific area, it is considered to have many benefits.
Physical Benefits of Laser Treatment
Of course, most people who fear treatment for gum disease first want to know about the physical aspects surrounding laser treatment. For many patients, the treatment means less pain and bleeding, although some do still feel some of this. Other patients report less swelling and sensitivity. There are also fewer reported infections after the procedure.
Other Benefits of Laser Treatment
The physical benefits are not the only reason you should consider LANAP® laser treatment. Because there is little swelling, patients often do not need to take more than afternoon away from work after having the procedure done. Faster healing means less time sacrificing your vacation days or having to call out of work. You will also likely feel more confident in your smile and your health once you receive the treatment.
How To Get Started
Dr. Naran provides a safe and comfortable environment for you to receive dental care. We begin by providing a consultation to determine how advanced your gum disease is and whether laser treatment would be right for you. If you are interested in your consultation appointment, contact the office of Naran Family Dentistry today.