LANAP – Laser Gum Treatment
One of the leading causes of tooth loss for Americans is periodontal disease, often called gum disease. The growth and collection of bacteria around the gums causes an infection that triggers the body’s inflammatory response. This reaction leads to pain, swelling, bleeding, and bad breath, in addition to the erosion of the gums. If left untreated, gum disease ultimately leads to tooth loss.
Unfortunately, gum disease doesn’t stop there. Extensive clinical studies have shown that gum disease can be a factor in other serious health problems, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, gastric ulcers, osteoporosis, premature birth or low birth weight, and an overall weakened immune system.
It sounds scary, doesn’t it? But the good news is that we are equipped with one of the most effective means of treating periodontal disease, a laser gum treatment in Newington, CT called LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure).
This revolutionary treatment offers many patients a great alternative to traditional gum surgery. Instead of a cutting and suturing method, it uses a laser device that can selectively target infected, diseased gum tissue. In addition to making sure that you retain as much healthy gum tissue as possible, the treatment stimulates healthy tissue underneath, causing it to reattach to the bone and teeth. As with any medical or dental treatment, this treatment is not right for every patient. It requires a trained, experienced dentist to assess your situation and determine if you are one of the many patients that this therapy can help.
This Type of Treatment:
- can be done in half the time needed for surgical treatment
- is more comfortable than traditional gum disease treatments
- causes less swelling and pain than surgical treatment
- does not require any cutting or stitching
- requires less healing time
- has been thoroughly researched and is FDA-approved
There is no need to live with gum disease. Our therapy is one of modern dentistry’s greatest technological innovations, and we are happy to make use of it to ensure happy, healthy smiles. If you are suffering with gum disease, please call our laser gum dentists right away to schedule an appointment at (860) 666-7910.