LASER PERIODONTAL SURGERY
Laser Periodontal Therapy is also known as LANAP. It is a laser-based technique to treat gum disease or periodontal disease. If you have been told you need surgery on your gums or that you have periodontal disease, periodontal laser therapy is the amazing breakthrough treatment that does not require cutting gum tissue with a scalpel, instead it uses a Peior Laser. This doesn’t require stitches as does the older method and this means a quicker recovery time and no issues with infection from root exposure or bleeding or sensitivity.
What is gum disease?
Gum disease is an infection of the gums which begins as plaque and hardens to form tartar. The tartar harbors bacteria which have a negative effect on the soft tissue around the gums. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease and can include swollen gums, bleeding, and bad breath. Gingivitis becomes Periodontitis if left untreated, and this is a severe infection that detroys the gums, bones and teeth. Periodontis often results in teeth falling out if it is left untreated, which is very scary. Gum disease is also linked to other health issues like strokes and diabetes. If you are in any stage of gingivitis or periodontis, see Dr. Lee right away.
How does Laser Periodontal Therapy work?
Laser Periodontal Therapy gets rid of the gum disease infection and closes up the infected spaces between the gum and teeth. It is minimally-invasive compared to traditional gum surgery. Using a digital dental laser, the PerioLaser removes deleterious bacteria and infected tissue. You will be treated with a local anesthetic when undergoing this procedure, even though the procedure is painless, the anesthetic is for your comfort. A tiny laser fiber is inserted between the teeth to clear away the diseased tissue, then the tartar is removed from the teeth. The laser reduces the bacteria and stimulated new root surface growth. This procedure takes place without any incisions and discomfort is usually very minor. Dr. Lee is up to speed on all the most modern technologies to make Laser Periodontal Therapy a breeze, no more traditional gum surgeries, no more painful methods of treatment!
Benefits of Laser Periodontal Therapy
Laser Periodontal Therapy put an end to gingivitis and periodontis and improves overall dental health. The procedure is less traumatic than traditional gum surgery, is highly effective, takes less time for the procedure, less recovery time and has lasting results!
How long does Laser Periodontal Therapy take?
Dr. Lee will discuss if Laser Periodontal Therapy can work for you in one office visit or if it will take multiple visits, depending on the severity of you periodontal disease.
COSTS OF PERIODONTAL LASER THERAPY TREATMENT
Periodontal Laser therapy is generally no more expensive than traditional gum surgery. It is covered by many insurance plans. You can call Dr. Lee’s office to discuss payment options as well. This is one type of infection you do not want to delay on, especially considering how quick and painless Laser Periodontal Therapy is!
Lasers are revolutionizing the dental and medical world. The American Dental Association’s (ADA) and American Academy of Periodontology’s (AAP) recommend Periodontal Laser Therapy Treatment in treating periodontal disease.