Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a common problem among adults. Left untreated can cause tooth loss and other serious oral health problems. Scaling and root planing have been the traditional treatments for gum disease until now. Today there is a new modern treatment available: laser gum therapy.

What is laser gum therapy?

Laser gum therapy, or LANAP (Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure), is a minimally invasive procedure for treating gum disease. It uses a laser that targets and removes diseased tissue and bacteria without harming healthy tissue. Unlike traditional scaling, which involves scraping and cutting, laser gum therapy is a more comfortable treatment option that promotes gum tissue regeneration.

How does laser gum therapy work?

The laser energy targets and removes the bacterial infection and diseased tissue from the affected area during laser gum therapy. Next, the laser cleans the root surface to stimulate the regeneration of healthy gum tissue. The procedure is minimally invasive, and patients experience less pain and less bleeding than traditional gum disease treatments.

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What are the advantages of laser gum therapy?

  • One of the most significant advantages of laser gum therapy is that it is a minimally invasive procedure. This means less discomfort, pain, and bleeding during and after the procedure. 
  • With laser gum therapy, there is no need to remove healthy gum tissue, as is the case with traditional gum disease treatment.
  • Another advantage of laser gum therapy is that it promotes healthy gum tissue regeneration, which is impossible with traditional scale and root planing. 
  • Laser gum therapy has been shown to reduce pocket depths by up to 90%, resulting in a more stable and healthier tooth and gum attachment.

Does laser gum therapy replace scaling?

No, laser gum therapy is not a replacement for scaling and root planing. Laser gum therapy is an alternative treatment for gum disease that has shown promising results. However, patients with advanced stages of gum disease may require more traditional treatment options in combination with laser gum therapy.

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Am I a good candidate for laser gum therapy?

If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, you may be a good candidate for laser gum therapy. The procedure is generally recommended for patients with moderate gum disease to advanced stages. Our dentist can help determine if you are a good candidate for laser gum therapy.

What is the procedure for laser gum therapy?

The procedure for laser gum therapy involves two stages.

  • In the first stage, the laser removes bacterial infection and diseased tissue. 
  • In the second stage, the laser cleans the root surface to promote healthy tissue regeneration.

What is the recovery for laser gum therapy?

The recovery time from laser gum therapy is minimal compared to traditional gum disease treatments. Patients typically experience little to no pain and can resume normal activities the next day. However, avoiding hard, crunchy foods for a few days after the procedure is recommended, and following all aftercare instructions from your periodontist or dentist.

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Why choose us for laser gum therapy?

ConfiDental is a high-end, boutique dental practice committed to optimal oral health and patient satisfaction. We’re led by our talented dental practitioner, who holds a master’s in public health and a Doctorate in Dentistry. Dr. Liyan Massaband, DMD, MPH, is very hands-on with all her patients, providing them with unique and effective treatment plans. ConfiDental offers comprehensive dental services, including emergency dentistry, surgical extractions, veneers, crowns, implant placements, root canals, and cosmetic services.

With emergency same-day appointments available on weekends and after hours, ConfiDental truly is a one-stop-shop for anything dentistry.

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