Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, is a serious condition that is extremely harmful for your teeth and health. In spite of this, it is common for adults to have gum disease to some extent. Regular visits to your periodontist should help you to fight off the effects of gum disease and keep it at bay. However, if it gets serious enough, you might benefit from treating infected gums through gum surgery. Dr. Scott B. Ross and Dr. Bradley A. Ross have a few options when it comes to gum surgery. Here are three reasons you might consider Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, or LANAP® laser gum surgery.
1. Less Pain Than Traditional Gum Surgery
LANAP® uses laser technology to target and treat the diseased areas of the gums without cutting into them. This means there is no need to harm the healthy tissue surrounding the diseased tissue. There is minimal bleeding and less pain than what is experienced through traditional gum surgery using sharp instruments. The use of lasers also means there is less of a risk of gum recession and less risk to the natural teeth. It also helps to stimulate regeneration of bone tissue.
2. Affordably Priced
How much of the procedure is covered by your insurance depends on your policy. However, many LANAP® procedures are affordably priced thanks to their effectiveness and efficiency. Your periodontist can discuss the details of pricing with you, but many offices offer payment plans to help you affordably achieve the results you need.
3. Convenient for Getting Back to Normal Quickly
One of the greatest benefits to LANAP® is that there is no downtime. While with traditional gum surgery you might have to take time off work, with LANAP®, you can get back to work right after the procedure. Healing is much faster because there is no physical cutting involved.
For severe gum infections, LANAP® may be an effective treatment option. To find out if you are a candidate for laser gum surgery, contact our office to schedule a consultation with our periodontists at South Florida Periodontics & Dental Implants.