With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you’re likely thinking not only of what you might want to bring to gatherings with family and friends, but all the great food you will feast on at those gatherings. While preparing your appetite and menu, we here at Friedberg Periodontics would like to make sure your teeth and gums are just as ready as you are to enjoy the holiday.
Take Great Care of Your Gums And They’ll Take Care of You
Even if you take great care of your teeth by brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash, there’s no guarantee you do not already suffer from some sort of gum disease in Houston, TX. As a matter of fact, the CDC has estimated half of the adults over the age of 30 suffer from some form of gum disease. The best way to both prevent and treat gum disease is to work with an experienced periodontist who can keep a close eye on your gums and offer tips and strategies for keeping them as healthy as possible. Depending on your situation, there’s a chance you might require LANAP® treatment.
Understanding the LANAP® Procedure
One of the most important things to bear in mind when it comes to gum disease is that it’s a common condition that can affect anyone, especially as you age, so there’s no need to feel concerned if you learn you have some degree of gum disease. Thankfully, dental technology has advanced to such a degree that the problem is easily taken care of.
The LANAP® treatment uses lasers to get your gums back in good condition. Best of all is the fact that the process is minimally invasive as well as virtually pain-free. Patients recover quickly, and you’ll notice a decrease in your overall teeth sensitivity. The innovative treatment also helps stimulate bone growth around your teeth for added support.
If you are interested in learning more about the LANAP® procedure in Houston, TX or other ways to successfully treat and prevent gum disease, feel free to contact us or reach out to a Friedberg Periodontics representative today at (281) 674-7754. We look forward to helping you serve up the best in your smile and overall oral health this and every Thanksgiving.