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Non-Surgical Laser Gum Treatment

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Did you know that among adults, the most common cause of tooth loss is preventable?  It’s thought that nearly half of all American adults suffer from some form of gum disease, yet without treatment, a moderate case can become severe, causing infection and eventually loss of teeth.

Due to fear of painful, invasive interventions, some people ignore their initial symptoms of gum disease. If you have periodontal disease, non-surgical LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) treatment can provide effective, gentle treatment for healthier gums.

What is Gum Disease?

Periodontal or gum disease is simply an infection of the gum tissue that extends into the bone. This not-so-simple disease begins when tartar accumulates on your teeth, allowing bacteria to flourish and attack the soft tissues around your teeth. If this first stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis, goes untreated, periodontal disease can develop. As it spreads into the jawbone, it eventually leads to the loss of teeth.

Why Choose LANAP?

LANAP offers many benefits over traditional gum surgery:

  • LANAP is quick and convenient. Your LANAP treatment can often be accomplished in one or two visits. It is often combined with other periodontal therapy appointments, such as deep cleanings.
  • LANAP is less invasive than traditional gum surgeries, which means less discomfort, swelling and a shorter recovery time.
  • Results from LANAP therapy are often better than other methods.

LANAP easily removes diseased, bacteria-ridden areas that line the inside of your gums and slowly destroy your healthy gum attachment. It also encourages the tissue to reattach to the surface of your tooth’s root, creating an environment that bacteria and debris can no longer enter.

If you’re suffering from gum disease, call your dentist for early intervention and ask whether LANAP treatment is right for you.

Posted on behalf of:
Springhurst Hills Dentistry
10494 Westport Rd Suite 107
Louisville, KY 40241
(502) 791-8358

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