Gum disease is a progressive disease whose symptoms are typically mild in its earliest stages. As it progresses, gum disease can cause bleeding or painful gums, loose or moving teeth and even tooth loss.
Removing harmful bacteria that causes gum disease is an effective way to protect your oral and overall health. Scientists have discovered a link between gum disease and systemic effects, such as increased risk of stroke and certain cancers, which may stem from the disease-causing bacteria gaining access to the blood stream. By choosing to treat gum disease, we can get rid of the bacteria and protect your overall wellness.
Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure®, or LANAP®, is a dental laser procedure used to provide patients with a minimally-invasive alternative to traditional osseous surgery for the treatment of gum disease. Using the PerioLase® MVP-7™ dental laser, we can gently remove disease-causing bacteria and plaque beneath the gum line. The laser specifically targets only diseased tissues, leaving the healthy tissues to help promote healing.
Both laser and traditional gum disease treatment options offer results, but traditional osseous surgery has longer healing times and a longer treatment process compared to minimally-invasive LANAP treatment. Patients are typically back to normal the very next day with LANAP laser gum surgery, and the treatment is quick, efficient and virtually painless.