In the past, your dentist may have treated gum disease with a surgery that removed damaged tissue and cleaned the area. This involved incisions, sutures, scalpels and the typical risks that are associated with any type of surgery. Today, technology has advanced to the point that Drs. Capps and Bowman can offer LANAP laser gum treatment that reduces risks, recovery and treatment times.
Brushing, flossing and seeing a dentist regularly can keep the teeth and gums healthy, but many patients find themselves with gum disease in various stages if they have not cared for their teeth properly or have an underlying issue that makes it hard to care for the gums. Treating gum disease is vital to keeping the entire body healthy and ensuring that you have your teeth for life.
What Are the Benefits of LANAP?
The LANAP treatment allows your dentist to use a laser to pinpoint damaged gum tissue and remove it from the mouth. The laser is also used to clean the area and seal it, making it more difficult for bacteria to grow. Because laser assisted surgery is so precise, more of your healthy tissue is protected and left in your mouth after treatment. Other benefits from LANAP include:
For those who are good candidates for this surgery, it can be completed very quickly, in two quick one-hour visits to our office. Traditional surgery often requires three or four visits of an hour that can be very painful.
If you have additional questions about this procedure and how it can benefit you, we encourage you to call us today at Advanced Dental Care to learn more about how LANAP can benefit you.