May 21, 2018

Periodontal disease is a serious and silent condition that affects millions of people. Without proper treatment, tooth loss and health complications are likely to occur. If you have recently learned you have gum disease, you might find yourself wondering about the LANAP procedure. LANAP is a laser-assisted new attachment procedure that is very effective in treating periodontitis. Read on to learn more about this minimally-invasive dental treatment.

Benefits of Laser Gum Treatment

Using a special laser, Dr. J. Alexander Withers removes damaged and diseased gum tissue. The procedure has a lot of advantages over traditional gum surgery options, such as:

  • Fewer dental visits needed
  • Virtually painless
  • Minimal bleeding
  • Less discomfort
  • Shorter recovery
  • Affordable

Traditionally, patients have had to undergo painful and expensive surgical procedures for gum disease treatment. Thanks to advancements in laser technology, Dr. Withers offers patients a minimally-invasive way to improve their gum health and protect their smiles.

What to Expect

Patients do not need to do much to prepare for the procedure. After careful review of medical and dental histories, Dr. Withers knows that there may be some discomfort during the procedure which is why he offers general anesthetic and sedation options. After initial treatment, patients must follow all post-operative directions to prevent complications. Most patients experience little to no discomfort and bleeding and are able to resume their activities immediately afterward.

It is important for patients to stay current on their dental care. Though they may notice an immediate improvement in their teeth’s appearance and oral health, routine periodontal care is necessary. Laser gum treatment does not cure periodontal disease. It eliminates the damage, promotes healthy gum and bone tissue regeneration and slows down the disease’s progression.

Our mission is to provide patients with reliable and affordable dental and periodontal care. Stop letting gum disease destroy your smile. Contact our dental office in Fairfax, VA to learn about laser gum treatment options for your situation!



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