Gum disease is a bacterial infection that infects the gums and jawbone. Gum disease often occurs because of poor oral hygiene. The bacteria in the mouth that forms plaque and tartar sticks to the teeth and irritates the gum tissue.
When bacteria irritate the gum tissue, it damages the soft tissue and bone. Gum disease is progressive, and it continues to cause damage until the condition is treated. If left untreated, gum disease can cause tooth loss.
What is Laser Assisted Gum Treatment?
Laser Assisted Gum Treatment is one of the most effective treatments for periodontal disease. With this procedure, a dental laser is used to eradicate the bacterial infection from the gum tissue. The laser also smoothes the gum tissue, which will treat the infection while working to eliminate the pocket that can lead to tooth loss.
What is LANAP?
The LANAP method involves the use of a laser to quickly remove infected tissue and bacteria from the gums and roots. This innovative procedure can treat gum disease with minimal discomfort or recovery time.
The laser used for LANAP works by disinfecting the gums and roots, removing debris, and killing bacteria. This greatly reduces the overall bacterial load and decreases your risk of reinfection.
During the procedure, your periodontist will carefully move the laser around your mouth. The laser is painless and can remove diseased tissue and bacteria from hard-to-reach areas. The laser also cauterizes your tissue as it removes it, minimizing bleeding and swelling.
What is Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure?
Laser gum treatment, also called LANAP, is a gum disease treatment that treats the infection and restores the gum line. The procedure involves using a dental laser to clean and sterilize infected areas without cutting the gum tissue or bone. The laser kills the harmful bacteria that are causing gum disease.
Laser gum treatment is often recommended for people who suffer from gum disease and want to avoid surgery. Laser gum treatment is also recommended for people who suffer from gum disease but are unsuitable for surgery.
What Are The Benefits of Laser-Assisted Gum Treatment?
Laser Assisted Gum Treatment actually treats the inflammation that causes gum disease. The laser targets the bacteria responsible for gum disease and destroys it, which prevents it from further infection. Laser Assisted Gum Treatment also gets rid of any plaque or tartar buildup on your teeth, which helps to prevent gum disease in the future.
The other benefits include the following:
- Less pain, swelling, and bleeding
- Less tooth sensitivity
- Reduced gum loss
- Minimal downtime
- Fewer post-op infections
- Stimulates regeneration of supporting gum tissues
- Faster healing than conventional surgery
At Kusek Family & Implant Dentistry, we offer a full range of services, including cosmetic and implant dentistry in a relaxed dental environment. To learn more about our dental services or to schedule your consultation with one of our dentists, call us at 605-371-3443 or visit us at 4921 E. 26th St., Suite 1, Sioux Falls, SD 57110.