Gum disease is extremely common with nearly 3 out of every 4 Americans suffering from some stage of the condition. The disease develops when bacteria attacks the area under your gums, creating diseased, swollen, and red tissue.
At this stage, it is called periodontal disease, and it can start dissolving the crucial bone attaching your teeth to your jaw. Overtime, this will cause your teeth to become loose and eventually lead to tooth loss.
Check out these reasons laser gum therapy might be able to help you.
- Less Pain: With traditional gum disease treatments, your dentist would have to cut open your gum to remove the buildup of diseased tissue. This painful surgical treatment would lead to swollen, red gums. With the LANAP laser gum treatment, you are only exposed to warm laser light which is able to dissolve the diseased tissues and even seal up the gums, removing the need for stitches.
- Quicker Healing Time: When a dentist has to cut open your gums and stitch them back close for a gum disease surgery, it is no wonder that the healing time would be extensive. The risk of infection with any open wound is high but especially high in your mouth, which is exposed to so much. With laser gum treatments, there is no need to cut out gum tissue and healing time is much quicker.
- Proven Effective: The LANAP laser gum treatment is the only laser gum therapy to receive FDA approval. It has been shown effective at safely removing gum disease tissue without the need to remove healthy tissue as well. It has also been proved to promote the regrowth and reattachment of gum tissue to teeth, something that no other gum disease treatment has been able to do in the past.
Contact Colorado Advanced Dentistry to see if you are a good candidate for laser gum therapy. Our office provides a range of dental solutions and we would be happy to help you achieve your perfect smile.
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