If you’ve been diagnosed with gum disease, our laser gum treatment may be able to offer you a great alternative to traditional gum surgery. Our Lanap laser gum surgery and therapy procedures use gentle and safe lasers for treating gum disease. Bacteria and infected tissue are removed safely and quickly from the areas surrounding the teeth. This type of treatment is more economically friendly, faster, and less invasive than alternative treatment options.
This procedure leaves no incisions or stitches, allowing you to get back to your daily life as quickly as possible. Even more, after this procedure, the body is able to heal naturally by closing gum pockets around the supporting teeth. There is very little recession involved compared to traditional laser gum surgery.
In order to understand this periodontal disease treatment, we need to learn the actual causes of the disease in the first place. The disease is caused by a buildup of plaque containing bacteria on the teeth. Plaque is essentially a sticky substance, which contains different strains of bacteria. Not all bacteria in the plaque are harmful.
Our special laser emits a very precise amount of focused energy through a small fiber placed in the periodontal pocket. This helps to remove bacteria and diseased tissue from the tooth and gum area, allowing the bone beneath to heal naturally after the area has been thoroughly sterilized.
The next step is to remove harmful tartar that has been known to cause gum problems such as bleeding, swelling, and redness. The tartar is easily removed from the root surface using a small dental tool.
Professionals love this procedure because it is more comfortable for our patients and makes them feel at ease. It is important that you treat your gum disease sooner than later because it can progressively get worse and cause more damage to important areas of the mouth including the bone, teeth, and gums.
Benefits of Lanap
No stitches or incisions are needed
Treatment in one appointment
Shorter recovery time
Improved gum health
Lasers have changed the way many industries operate, and medical care is certainly not an exception. The idea of laser use in periodontal therapy is still new, but it has proven to show very promising results for patients who decide to use it.
Laser Surgery Recovery
Because there are no incisions made for laser gum therapy, recovery time is minimal. Most people can return to their normal routine immediately following the procedure, unless they opted for sedation. After you receive laser gum treatment, proper oral hygiene is a necessity. Keeping up with your oral care will prevent recurring inflammation. You need to brush your teeth regularly and may be given a medicated rinse to use. If you are a smoker, try not to smoke during the healing process. Be sure to follow any and all given instructions from your healthcare professional.
If you have a health concern about your teeth, mouth, or gums, we highly recommend that you contact our dental office in Plano, TX to schedule a consultation. It is important that you never wait to seek medical attention because problems like gum disease get worse over time. Visit North Texas Dental Surgery today to journey to your new smile!