In the early stages, gum diseases do not present any apparent symptoms. These bacterial gum infections, if left untreated, can severely damage your smiles. Gum disease is the leading reason for tooth loss in adults. At our Dream Dental Clinic Las Vegas office, the Dentist in Las Vegas, NV, uses state-of-art therapies, including laser dentistry, to address gum disease and rejuvenate your oral health.
What Is Laser Gum Therapy with LANAP?
Gum therapy with LANAP is an innovative, bio-compatible periodontal therapy. As gum disease advances, gums separate from teeth, and form bacterial pockets. Without intervention for the harmful pockets, you will likely experience significant damage to gum tissue, bone degeneration, and ultimately tooth loss. We use a PerioLase laser to remove diseased debris without damaging healthy tissue at our office. Following laser periodontal therapy, the gum tissue regenerates and reattaches to the tooth for a robust, healthy, and beautiful smile.
LANAP is, in fact, approved by FDA as a great alternative to more invasive, traditional osseous surgery, which typically needs a longer healing time. It is also the only FDA-approved laser procedure clinically proven to reduce pocket depth between gums and teeth.
What Is the Process of Laser Gum Therapy?
Periodontal laser therapy is used in combination with other treatments. During periodontal laser treatment, we use advanced laser technology to remove the inflamed gum tissue surrounding the tooth's root.
The next phase of the treatment includes removing the plaque and tartar buildup from the gum line. The laser treatment eliminates most diseased tissue and is finally smoothed out with a specialized tool.
After laser dental therapy, an ultrasonic scaler eliminates the remaining hardened tartar from around the root surface. The laser then closes the wounds, encouraging the body's ability to seal the area with a blood clot.
A recovery period after periodontal laser therapy gives your mouth time to heal so healthy gum tissue can regrow and tighten around your teeth.
Benefits of Laser Gum Treatment
We employ laser treatment for dental periodontal disease, as this treatment technique is significantly more comfortable than traditional treatments.
Surgical periodontal treatments can cause inflammation and discomfort and require two to four weeks of recovery. LANAP only targets diseased tissue and bacteria. The surrounding healthy areas are left unharmed, reducing recovery time to only a few days.
Fewer Diet Restrictions
With conventional periodontal treatment, you may need to eat soft diets for weeks after the procedure. Dental laser treatments allow you to resume your regular diet right after treatment.
Laser periodontal treatment is entirely safe for everyone, even for patients with hemophilia, HIV, diabetes, or those taking specific medications.
Longer Lasting Results
No stitches are needed, and surgical wounds are considerably reduced. After treatment, you will find laser therapy delivers high-quality, long-lasting results.