Throughout the history of dentistry, dentists have searched for the best ways to treat periodontal disease. They have improved in many ways, but none as ‘futuristic’ and exciting as LANAP laser gum surgery. Traditional gum surgery is an aggressive, invasive procedure that patients have always dreaded. LANAP creates a minimally invasive alternative that is equally or more effective as traditional methods. But why exactly is LANAP so much more effective and what does the treatment actually entail?

Why is LANAP Important?

Did you know that almost half of adults over 30 have periodontal disease? And the older you get, it only gets more likely. Untreated periodontal disease weakens the bone structure that supports your teeth and can eventually cause tooth loss. Unfortunately, due to the invasiveness of traditional gum surgery, way too many people let the condition go untreated. LANAP gives those suffering from periodontal disease several reasons to take care of the issue immediately. 

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Minimally Invasive

Before LANAP laser gum surgery, those with periodontal disease either needed to go through either painful gum surgery or the equally painful tooth removal. LANAP uses state-of-the-art laser technology to carefully remove bacteria from the space between the teeth and gums without the need for extensive cutting and stitches. This results in a significantly less painful procedure with very little downtime. With traditional surgery, patients have to take off work or school and can usually only stand the pain by taking prescription pain medication. They also need to worry about swelling and need to adjust their diet for weeks after the procedure. LANAP circumvents this and can get you back on your feet and smiling in no time. 

Gum Protection

The purpose of treating periodontal disease is to protect your gums, right? Unfortunately, while traditional gum surgery can be effective in treating periodontal disease, it can actually cause significant gum line recession. You never want your smile to look worse after trying to improve your oral health. LANAP laser gum surgery protects the gum line and leaves your smile intact, without dangerous bacteria between your gums and teeth.

Tooth Retention

Just like you don’t want your gums looking worse after gum surgery, you definitely don’t want to lose the tooth you were trying to save! The cutting during traditional gum surgery can cause infections or weaken the connection of the gums to the teeth. If you lose teeth after gum surgery, what’s the point of getting it done in the first place? LANAP laser therapy stimulates the surface of the tooth’s roots, promoting regeneration of healthy gum tissue. LANAP laser gum surgery significantly reduces the chances of tooth loss and can even treat failing dental implants.  

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LANAP Laser Gum Surgery Experts

Are you looking into treating gum disease but you are worried about the side effects and recovery time of a surgical procedure? LANAP laser treatment could be the solution to your problem. Fortunately, Holistic Dental Center provides LANAP laser surgery along with a wide array of holistic treatments. These range from everything from holistic dental cleanings and mercury-free dentistry to ozone therapy.

We focus on performing holistic dental care that is good for the body as well as the teeth and gums. As a holistic dentist, Dr. Gashinsky treats the cause of the problem and not just the symptoms. Contact us today to learn more about LANAP laser gum surgery and whether or not it is a good choice for you.