The Benefits of Treating Gum Disease with LANAP® in Stuart, FL
In the past, the recommended treatment for advanced gum disease was traditional periodontal surgery. With advancements in technology and the introduction of the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), a greater number of patients are discovering the benefits of scheduling laser treatment with . We offer LANAP® in Stuart, FL, which affords numerous advantages for patients when compared to traditional surgery:
- Minimized discomfort and downtime
- Reduced risk of gum recession
- Faster healing times
- Improved bone health
- Safe for patients with medical conditions
Traditional surgery requires that the gums be cut open to provide access to the treatment site. Diseased tissue must be cut away. These incisions and subsequent sutures take time to heal and may cause some discomfort in the process. The laser used in LANAP®, however, is able to target only the bacteria and diseased tissue, without the need for incisions, reducing downtime and minimizing discomfort.
The incisions of traditional surgery have been known to cause gum recession, eroding your healthy gum line in amounts up to 10 to 15 millimeters. This can lead to tooth sensitivity, greater exposure to bacteria, and the need for gum graft procedures. Conversely, there is little risk of recession associated with laser surgery.
With LANAP®, the bacteria that are at the root of your irritated, swollen gums are removed. This results in an immediate abatement of these gum disease symptoms, producing faster healing times than traditional surgery.
During LANAP®, the laser is used to prompt the regeneration of the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. In severe cases, this can mean the difference between keeping your teeth and losing them to gum disease. Oppositely, traditional surgery cannot affect bone tissue on this level.
Laser treatment for gum disease does not negatively impact medical conditions. Nearly everyone is a good candidate for LANAP®. Even patients with serious conditions like hemophilia may be candidates, as Dr. DeTure and Dr. Follweiler can control and minimize bleeding with the laser which is not possible with traditional surgery.
Laser gum surgery has redefined the way in which gum disease is often treated. To confirm that you are a good candidate for laser gum disease treatment, contact our office in Stuart, FL to schedule your consultation for LANAP® with Dr. DeTure or Dr. Follweiler.
Why Should You Choose LANAP?
- 24 Hour Recovery Time with Minimal Discomfort
- 98% of Laser Treated Patients Remain Stable After Five Years
- Greater Predictability for Reattachment of Gum Tissue and Bone Regeneration
- Less Time in the Dental Chair
- Reduced Risk of Infection
- Decreased Sensitivity and Less Bleeding
- Little to No Gum Recession
Less Pain. Less Discomfort. LANAP.
Don’t Fear Gum Surgery Any More! LANAP is the Laser Alternative to Gum Surgery!
Schedule Your LANAP Procedure Consultation Today!