Frequently Asked Questions about LANAP® for Gum Disease in Stuart, FL

Patients seeking treatment for moderate to advanced gum disease often ask the same questions about the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) to treat this condition. A periodontist in Stuart, FL, can address any of your concerns during your consultation. The most common questions involve:

  • Scheduling the procedure
  • Healing duration and comfort
  • Doctor credentials and laser surgery
  • Safety of lasers in dentistry

FAQs about LANAP® for Gum Disease in Stuart, FL

Q. How long does it take to perform the procedure?
A. It varies for each patient, depending upon the number of teeth affected by gum disease. To treat a full mouth, Dr. DeTure and Dr. Follweiler may schedule two sessions of two hours each. One side of the mouth would be treated in each session.

Q. How long will I need to take off from work?
A. The majority of patients feel well enough to return to work the following day. Due to the fact that there are no scalpels or sutures utilized in this procedure to treat gum disease, healing times and discomfort are reduced when compared with traditional surgery and patients rarely need pain medication after laser surgery.

Q. Who can perform LANAP® to treat periodontal disease?
A. This procedure should be performed only by a doctor who is trained and certified in the use of LANAP®. This is one reason that laser surgery for the treatment of gum disease is not offered in every periodontal office, even though it provides many advantages to patients. Dr. DeTure and Dr. Follweiler are LANAP® trained, certified, and experienced periodontists in Stuart, FL.

Q. Is laser dentistry safe?
A. Yes. Lasers have been implemented in dentistry for decades. From tooth whitening procedures to composite fillings, laser dentistry is incorporated into dental services to improve the patient experience. In fact, LANAP® used for the treatment of gum disease has been cleared by the FDA. Gum disease is a serious condition that should be addressed as soon as possible. To treat your moderate to advanced periodontal disease, call Dr. DeTure and Dr. Follweiler in Stuart, FL today and schedule your LANAP® consultation.

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If I Don’t Choose LANAP, What Can I Expect?

  • Extraction of Teeth Affected by Gum Disease
  • Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth
  • Traditional Osseous Surgery with a 2-4 Week Recovery with Possible Pain and Swelling
  • Scaling and Root Planing which Maintains Pocket Depth but Has Minimal Effect on Pocket Reduction or Bone Regeneration
  • Dentures or Bridges to Mask Where Teeth Are Missing

LANAP Saves Teeth Otherwise Deemed Hopeless!

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We at the Stuart Center for Laser Periodontics and Implants, welcome you to our practice. We are proud to serve the periodontal needs of people from Martin, St. Lucie, Palm Beach, Indian River, Vero Beach, Palm City, Port Salerno, Hobe Sound, Fort Pierce, Jensen Beach, West Palm, Gardens, Palm Beach, and Jupiter, FL. Dr. Nick DeTure and Dr. Robert Follweiler are your Stuart periodontists, specializing in the treatment of gum disease. The Stuart Center for Laser Periodontics and Implants is a “state of the art” practice using the latest digital radiology, micro-surgery techniques and alternative treatments that are available. We pride ourselves in providing excellent, innovative and comprehensive care with compassion and understanding.


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