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If you’re like 100 million other Americans, you could be one of 50% of American adults who have periodontal disease, the major cause of tooth loss in adults. Periodontal disease is caused by plaque, a biofilm containing over 600 types of bacteria which eventually hardens, forming calculus (also known as tartar).
Calculus deposits harbor bacteria which infect the gums. In early stages, this is called Gingivitis, characterized by red, swollen, inflamed gums that bleed when you brush or floss your teeth. Many people experience bad breath and an unpleasant taste in their mouths as well. Unchecked, Gingivitis progresses to Periodontitis, a much more serious form of the disease where periodontal pockets are formed, separating teeth from the gums and destroying the supporting bone structure. Without treatment, infection becomes severe and the pockets deepen, resulting in tooth loss.
We would like to introduce you to laser periodontal therapy™, an amazing breakthrough in periodontal treatments using the ONLY FDA approved laser for periodontal therapy. If you have been told you need scalpel and suture gum surgery, this is a laser alternative you need to learn about.
The way to repair the damage is to get rid of the infection and close up the pockets. Until now, that meant surgery and sutures. But today, laser periodontal therapy™ (LPT™) provides a patient-friendly, minimally-invasive procedure that’s a great improvement over standard gum surgery.
The LPT Procedure is so unique, it’s patented! It’s called Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP). If you would like, we will schedule a complimentary consultation to explain how the laser works and let you watch a video that explains the procedure in detail. If you decide that you would like to proceed, we will make you an appointment for a comprehensive examination and X-rays so that we can make a definitive diagnosis and determine the extent of the infection.
When you return for your first LPT™ treatment, you’ll receive a local anesthetic to eliminate any possible discomfort. Although laser periodontal therapy™ is much less traumatic than traditional periodontal surgery, we are able to provide light sedation for those patients who are still anxious. A tiny laser fiber (about the thickness of three hairs) is inserted between the tooth and the gum, and the infection is cleared away. The procedure is fast: It takes just two 2-hour sessions. We will treat one half of your mouth at each session…and you’ll probably feel good enough to go right back to work afterwards.
For more information on Laser Periodontal Surgery using the the Periolase MVP-7 to perform LANAP, visit the Periolase Dentists website.
The following videos will help explain the differences are between LANAP and other options such as Scaling and Root Planing (the so-called Deep Cleaning), and traditional “cut & sew” gum surgery. After watching these videos you ought to be able to make an informed decision as to what’s the best treatment for you.