Summer is the season for sunny outdoor activities and big smiles, but it is harder to smile if your teeth or gums are hurting, your teeth are discolored, or your teeth are missing entirely. Periodontitis, also known as gum disease, is a common affliction even for people who take excellent care of their teeth. Dr. Gregg Codelli of Solid City Smiles in Atlanta, GA offers gum disease treatment using LANAP® Protocol to restore our patients’ smiles.
How LANAP® Works
LANAP® stands for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure and is a method for laser gum surgery. When gum disease is left to its own devices, it leads to an infection in the gums that can cause them to recede. This exposes more of the tooth, sometimes even reaching the roots and making the teeth more sensitive to hot and cold foods and drinks.
Dr. Codelli uses the minimally invasive LANAP® procedure, which uses an intelligent laser to target damaged tissue and eliminate it. The laser is able to distinguish healthy tissue from diseased tissue, which means less cutting away of healthy tissue during treatment.
How It Improves Your Smile
In the past, leaving gum disease untreated could lead to all kinds of problems, including the tooth eventually falling out completely. LANAP® makes gum disease treatment easier with minimal pain – and its use often means the tooth is saved rather than extracted. There are a variety of benefits to laser gum surgery:
How You Can Learn More
Many people avoid going to see periodontists because they worry about what the treatment will involve. Dr. Codelli and our staff at Solid City Smiles can help you find a state-of-the-art solution to return your gums and teeth to a healthy state. To schedule your consultation for laser gum surgery or just for a checkup, contact our office today.