Get Safe And Effective Treatment For Gum Disease With LANAP®
Gum disease is a topic that is not commonly discussed, yet it can severely affect your quality of life. Those suffering from gum disease often experience decreased confidence and worry about losing their teeth. Select Dental Group in Plymouth proudly provides a laser gum disease treatment called the LANAP protocol.
What is gum disease?
Gum disease begins when plaque accumulates on the teeth and hardens into tartar. Certain types of germs live in this tartar and damage gum tissue. Your body fights this infection with an inflammatory attack, causing the tissue to bleed easily when brushing or flossing. This stage of the condition is called gingivitis. If the infection persists, the result is a chronic inflammatory condition where the gums, ligament, and bone around the teeth are destroyed. At this stage, it is called periodontitis.
What is involved in the LANAP Protocol?
The LANAP® protocol uses a special laser called the PerioLase® MVP-7™. A tiny fiber about the width of three human hairs is inserted between the gum tissue and teeth, where it targets and destroys bacteria deep within the pockets of the gums without affecting healthy tissue.
What are the benefits of the LANAP Protocol?
Due to the gentle nature of the LANAP® procedure, patients can expect immediate results with minimal bleeding while brushing. Following treatment, patients can resume daily activities, including driving and working. This minimally invasive treatment promotes faster healing and recovery time with less discomfort. The PerioLase® MVP-7™ targets only inflammatory bacteria, leaving healthy tissue unharmed and promoting the regeneration of gum tissues. Sometimes, patients can retain their natural teeth even when traditional treatments have deemed them "hopeless."
Why is it important to treat gum disease?
Research has shown that individuals with periodontal disease have a higher risk of coronary artery disease and experiencing a heart attack. Additionally, gum disease has been associated with other health conditions such as respiratory disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's, certain cancers, stroke, heart disease, osteoporosis, HPV, and pregnancy complications.
If you exhibit any symptoms of gum disease, contact us right away to book your appointment. With the proper treatment, you can enjoy a full, healthy smile for many years.
Contact Select Dental Group About LANAP Today!
- Eliminate bacteria that cause gum disease
- Retain your natural teeth
- Enjoy a less invasive procedure
- Maximize the effectiveness of treatment
- Show off a healthy-looking smile!