Approximately 3 out of every 4 individuals suffer from gum disease in the United States. Are you suffering from gingivitis or periodontal disease? LANAP laser gum therapy may be your best bet to help treat gum disease and restore your mouths health. Continue reading to discover how LANAP can change your smile and your life, for the better!
What is LANAP?
LANAP, or Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is an FDA approved procedure used to treat gum or periodontal disease. As we age, plaque and bacteria build up on your teeth. If not treated, plaque can turn into hard deposits of tartar that become trapped at the base of your tooth. This can cause inflammation, swelling, and infection of the gum tissue. LANAP treats gum disease without the use of a scalpel.
How Does it Work?
Your dentist will begin by using a small probe to examine how much of your gum tissue is affected. The LANAP laser is then used to kill bacteria and diseased tissue while an ultrasonic scaler uses sound waves to break up and loosen tartar. The laser is then used to reattach the gums to the tooth in order to facilitate proper healing.
Traditional gum treatments can cause pain, swelling, and may even lead to gum recession. Older gum treatments also have longer down-time, as they involve amputating both the diseased and surrounding healthy gum tissues. Unlike traditional gum treatments, LANAP works to re-grow and attach gum tissue, and can even be performed on individuals with preexisting gum or teeth conditions. LANAP therapy is also much faster and safer than other treatments, and can be done on patients with a variety of health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, or high blood pressure.
Ready to revitalize your smile? Medical professionals with Colorado Advanced Dentistry provide the laser gum therapies and dental implants for your needs. For patient information, procedure guides, locations, or to schedule a consultation, visit our website today or call us at (720) 420-1103.