April 6, 2018

Gum disease can wreak havoc in your mouth causing swollen and painful gums, tooth loss, and deterioration of tissue and bone. Your overall health is endangered by it too, as periodontal infections have been connected to stroke, respiratory and heart problems, and babies with low birth weights. However, advances in laser gum disease treatment make it easier and less painful than ever to get vital oral care. Luckily, Drs. Tom and Mark McCawley are highly experienced with one of the most innovative periodontal treatment methods available.

How Lasers Heal Gums

An advanced laser surgical procedure called LANAP, or Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is gentle, non-invasive, and less painful than previous surgical methods involving removal of diseased gum tissue. This laser surgery’s benefits are numerous.

  • Lasers are selective, so there is less gum loss.
  • Recovery is generally quicker than with more invasive techniques.
  • There is less pain, swelling, and bleeding with LANAP.
  • This procedure encourages the growth of new tissue and bone.

Since the laser targets only diseased tissue and bacteria, the overall prognosis is good. Patients report being highly satisfied with this procedure’s gentleness and positive outcome.

The LANAP Procedure

The LANAP procedure can effectively promote periodontal healing.

  1. The laser removes diseased tissue and bacteria.
  2. The tooth surface is cleaned.
  3. The laser seals the newly cleaned pocket to keep out bacteria.
  4. Tooth enamel is slightly reshaped with a dental drill to insure stability.

Many patients who undergo this treatment were faced with tooth loss or a full-mouth extraction, and they feel extremely grateful how LANAP saves their teeth immediately and promotes a healthy mouth for the future.

Contact Us

If you are concerned about gum disease, contact the McCawley Center for Laser Periodontics and Implants for an appointment. Drs. Tom and Mark McCawley can help you with advanced laser gum disease treatment.



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