LANAP (laser-assisted new attachment procedure) means a more comfortable periodontal treatment in Brentwood, TN. In addition, the advanced LANAP technology negates the need for scalpels and fully invasive gum disease treatment.
As many as 50 percent of adults over the age of thirty have some level of gum disease—often undiagnosed. Treatment can feel daunting. LANAP makes it less so.
What Is Gum Disease
Gum disease is advanced gingivitis, and gingivitis is the early and treatable version of gum disease. When gum disease advances, it becomes merely treatable but no longer curable.
Symptoms of gum disease range from mild to severe, and symptom severity does not always indicate the level of disease activity.
Known symptoms include:
- Gum pocketing and inflammation
- Bleeding gums after brushing
- Loose and mobile teeth
- Recuring bad breath
Without treatment, gum disease progresses and can lead to tooth loss and impact your wellness. In addition, studies link gum disease to other conditions, including but not limited to rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease.
Fortunately, your Brentwood dentist can halt the progression and mitigate your risks for the severe consequences of advancing gum disease with technologies like LANAP and even restore much of your oral health.
LANAP Technology and What to Expect
You likely imagine scalpels and a lengthy recovery when you think of gum disease treatment. But unfortunately, these associations can stop people from seeking treatment. LANAP changes these associations, making gum disease treatment accessible and far less daunting.
With LANAP, we can perform gum root planing (tooth root smoothing) painlessly and in far less time than with older methods. You’re also looking at a far shorter recovery time and minimal to no bleeding.
Laser dentistry in Brentwood can also mean forgoing intrusive surgery in favor of precision technology.
Additional benefits include:
- Targeted bacteria removal to mitigate infection risks
- No stitches following gum disease treatment
- Bolstering of healthy tissue regeneration
Simply put, lasers can accurately treat targeted locations without invading or exposing healthy tissue. When it comes to comfort and treatment ease, nothing beats the laser!
Contact Your Brentwood Dentist
Not every dentist offers LANAP, but we are always thrilled to introduce technologies that make dentistry easier and more comfortable for our patients. Reach out today to arrange your consultation.