July 18, 2018

Patients and care providers alike have been stunned by the rapid change in gum disease treatment that the LANAP system has made possible. This unique laser gum disease treatment is less invasive than any other process used to treat the condition, and it’s also known to cause the patient little to no discomfort. How is this possible? Well, it’s possible because medical treatment with lasers has been refined to the point where it’s possible to use the pressure and heat from concentrated light to clean teeth and manipulate tissue in such a precise way that the patient barely feels what is happening.

How Does This Process Work?

The laser used in the LANAP procedure is uniquely calibrated to pass through water while being absorbed by melanin and other compounds found in healthy tissue. As a result, it can be used to target just the diseased tissue, leaving all of the healthy gum tissues intact. The precise calibration of the laser’s wavelength is also why the procedure produces such a small amount of discomfort for patients. If the laser doesn’t damage the healthy tissue, it also doesn’t produce an effect that will evoke a strong sensation. This makes it an easy to tolerate and fast to implement procedure with minimal side effects. There’s really no more comfortable and thorough option available today.

Is This Process Right for You?

If you have been diagnosed with gum disease and regular cleanings have not been enough to keep its progression in check, laser gum disease treatment might be just the option you need. The only way to know for sure is to evaluate your case with Dr. Eastman or another professional with experience treating this condition. To make an appointment, contact our office in Sarasota, FL during regular business hours. The reception staff will be happy to help, and they can also answer any questions you have about the day of the appointment.



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