Periodontal or gum disease can creep up on a person slowly, causing extensive damage to the mouth and teeth. It gradually damages the gum tissue, causing the gums to shrink and recede away from the teeth and weakening the foundation of the teeth themselves. The gums can appear to be discolored and swollen, with tenderness and bleeding when brushing the teeth. Periodontal disease is even linked with frequent sinus and respiratory infections as well as rheumatoid arthritis and coronary artery disease, since the bacteria that accumulates in the gums can enter the bloodstream and travel to various parts of the body. This is why it’s essential for overall health to prevent gum disease and to get it treated effectively when it occurs.
The Non-Invasive Power of Laser
Before the development of dental lasers, gum disease was treated with a scalpel and sutures. Diseased tissue was debrided, or stripped away, creating a long recovery time with pain and more dental visits. However, LANAP, or Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, usually involves just two visits to the dentist, with no scalpels or sutures and minimal post-operative discomfort. The dental laser removes the diseased tissue with precision, leaving behind more healthy tissue and encouraging the growth of new and healthy tissue. LANAP kills bacteria in the mouth and has been shown to result in less recurrence of gum disease than the more traditional procedures. The delicate gum tissue can heal better when there is no cutting or sutures to interfere with its growth.
Call to Schedule an Appointment With a Pennsylvania LANAP Laser Gum Surgery Dentist Today
If you are concerned that you may have gum disease, call to schedule an appointment with a Pennsylvania LANAP laser gum surgery dentist today. The dental professionals at Think Oral Implants and Periodontics are trained and experienced in dental laser technology and offer you the most modern and effective treatment for gum disease. We serve the cities of Paoli, Malvern, West Philadelphia, Frazier, West Chester, Norristown, Wayne, Berwyn, Chesterbrook, Devault and surrounding communities. Visit our web page at https://think-oral-implants-and-periodontics.org/, or call us at 610-550-3333 and let us show you how LANAP may be the best treatment for you.