LANAP Laser Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a serious problem that affects millions.

In fact, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that nearly 50% of adults over 30 have some level of periodontal disease. This is due in large part to the fact that gum disease can progress to advanced stages with few or no obvious symptoms. Without treatment, periodontal disease can worsen and impact your oral health as well as your overall general health.

At Sullivan Dental Partners, it is our goal to stay current with new technology that makes your treatments more effective, comfortable, and efficient. We’ve chosen to invest in LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) laser technology because it makes treating gum disease much easier and more effective for our patients. 

Gum Treatment with Comfortable Lasers

Many people who are aware that they have periodontal disease may put off care because they believe it involves painful gum treatments and possibly even surgery. However, laser treatment with LANAP makes uncomfortable procedures a thing of the past.

Deep cleaning treatments like scaling and root planing can be performed quickly and painlessly with dental lasers. Severe cases of gum disease that would have required surgery in the past can now be treated without invasive cutting of the gums and the resulting pain and discomfort. 

Treatment with dental lasers also results in minimal bleeding, requiring virtually no recovery time. You will be able to go on with your day as usual immediately following treatment.

Health Benefits of Laser Periodontal Treatment

When periodontal infection is allowed to progress to advanced stages (periodontitis), it can begin to loosen gum tissue around the teeth, opening up small pockets where bacteria thrive. Non-invasive laser dentistry removes infected dental material from these pockets quickly and with very little discomfort.

Laser dentistry provides other benefits as well:

  • Since laser periodontal treatment does not require invasive cutting, there is minimal bleeding and no need for stitches.
  • In most cases, anesthesia and needles are unnecessary during laser treatment since there is little or no discomfort involved.
  • Laser dentistry destroys harmful bacteria and promotes healthy tissue regeneration.

Treatment for periodontal disease also helps protect your overall health. Recent studies show a strong connection between the presence of periodontal disease and other conditions such as heart disease, respiratory disease, pregnancy complications, and diabetes.

Call Today to Learn More 

Would you like to learn more about laser gum treatments and how they can benefit you? We would be happy to answer your questions about this state-of-the-art technology!

If you suspect you have periodontal disease, please contact our Brentwood dental office. Catching and treating gum disease early is the best way to prevent it from becoming serious and threatening your health.