January 15, 2016

Gum disease certainly is not a new problem that your periodontist in Ft. Lauderdale, FL has had to deal with. The Drs. McCawley have been helping patients with this condition for years. If it seems, however, that more emphasis has been placed on treating it in recent years, that is because the harmful effects that gum disease can have on your overall health are just now being discovered. If you are like most, then the prospect of receiving gum disease treatment is a daunting one. Thoughts of long, invasive treatments that leave both you and your mouth in serious pain are likely taking root in your mind right now. We are happy to tell you that you couldn’t be more wrong.

What is It?

The human mouth is an extremely sensitive area, which is why, until recently, your options for treating gum disease through surgical intervention were limited. However, in the late 1990’s, research was out forth that showed the potential for highly-calibrated lasers to destroy pockets of diseased gum tissue. From this, the Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) Protocol was born. As January 16th has been designated as National Without a Scalpel Day, now seems as good a time as any to review what benefits LANAP laser gum surgery offers over other treatment alternatives.

Why Choose it?

The most apparent advantage of LANAP is that it does not require scalpels or sutures to complete. Rather, the Drs. McCawley simply target the affected area for treatment. No incisions or sutures means less post-operative pain and a faster recovery. However, the benefits do not end there. You also enjoy:

  • A return to good oral health: LANAP not only destroys diseased gum tissue, it also promotes the growth of new healthy tissue in its place.
  • Faster results: Most see a significant improvement in the state of their gums after just 1-2 treatment sessions.
  • Restored confidence: A healthier smile gives you the confidence needed to share it with the rest of the world.

Why let gum disease exact a heavy toll on your life when proven treatments are so readily available to you. As your periodontist in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, the Drs. McCawley are prepared to provide you with all of the benefits that LANAP laser gum surgery has to offer. To schedule a consultation, simply give us a call at 954.654.7265.



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