Gum disease is a painful ailment, and if it is not treated properly, it can contribute to additional health problems. Periodontal disease can increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease, premature delivery and several more conditions.
Despite the serious risks of letting gum disease thrive, many people avoid treatment because they dread the associated pain. Fortunately, residents of the Matthews, NC, area have access to the expert treatment of Dr. Kiya Green of Matthews Periodontics. Dr. Green and our other staff members are skilled practitioners of LANAP® laser gum disease treatment. Here are three things you need to know about this cutting-edge care option:
If you have gum disease and you choose not to get it treated, you are likely to lose some of your teeth. These teeth may fall out on their own, or you may have to get them removed. Once your teeth are missing, they will need to be replaced if you want to maintain your ability to eat and speak comfortably and prevent facial bone loss. Both tooth removal and replacement procedures can result in a lot of pain.
If, on the other hand, you have your gum disease treated with LANAP®, you stand a much better chance of eliminating gum disease entirely and avoiding additional procedures. In fact, a single LANAP® treatment can eliminate up to 90 percent of the affected areas.
Because LANAP® is conducted primarily using lasers instead of traditional dental instruments, the bleeding and swelling associated with treatment are minimal. While you may experience slight discomfort, your pain and required healing time will be much less than they would be with non-laser gum disease treatments.
Gum disease causes harm to your facial bone structure as well as your teeth and gums. LANAP® not only saves your gums and teeth, but it also helps deteriorated facial bones grow back.
Gum disease is painful, but Dr. Green and the rest of our staff can help you halt its progression. If you want to determine if LANAP® is right for you, contact our office to set up your appointment.