November 30, 2015

Many patients with periodontal disease fail to seek necessary treatment because they are fearful of the discomfort associated with gum surgery. If gum disease is left to progress, it can lead to significant pain and a diminished quality of life. It can also cause loss of teeth and may be linked to other physical health conditions.

A revolutionary laser-based procedure is now alleviating patient fear of periodontal disease treatment due to its surprisingly gentle method of treating diseased gum tissue. Patients who are looking for an alternative to gum surgery can now receive the treatment they need with the help of the LANAP® protocol. Dr. Darryl Field is a periodontist in Jacksonville, FL, who routinely performs this minimally-invasive surgery on patients who suffer from various degrees of gum disease.

Benefits of the LANAP® Protocol

The laser utilized during the LANAP® procedure is highly accurate and has been cleared by the FDA. It is designed to locate, target and vaporize inflamed gum tissue without causing any discomfort or damage to oral tissue surrounding the treatment site. Due to the fact that there is minimal trauma caused to the teeth and healthy gum tissue near the infected site, pain experienced during and after the procedure is minimized. In addition to its gentleness, the LANAP® protocol also offers the following attractive advantages:

  • Pinpoint accuracy
  • Reduced chance of complications
  • Minimal bleeding
  • Quick and minimally-painful recovery time
  • Regrowth stimulation

All of these benefits help to create a quick and effective treatment appointment for patients. Those who undergo the procedure may be able to avoid some of the health complications associated with untreated periodontal disease.

Is Everyone a Candidate?

Unfortunately, not all patients may be good candidates to receive the LANAP® protocol. Those who wish to combat their gum disease symptoms with laser surgery are invited to schedule a consultation with Dr. Field. After a comprehensive evaluation, Dr. Field will be able to determine whether or not a patient is fit to receive the procedure. Appointments may be scheduled during normal operating hours by calling (904) 201-1160.



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