Treating gum disease is important, especially since advanced stages of the disease can lead to serious problems, including tooth loss in some cases. We can often help address the issue with advanced laser treatment. Do you have questions about laser periodontal treatment?
Frequently Asked Questions About LANAP Treatment
Question: How does LANAP treatment work?
Answer: Using a laser, on conjunction with a steady flow of water, we can remove infected gum tissue, as well as bacteria that have moved beneath the gum line. Afterward, healthy gum tissue can once again adhere to the surface of the teeth, closing periodontal pockets and protecting the smile from advanced cases of gum disease, such as periodontitis, that can lead to tooth loss and other complications.
Question: What are the benefits of laser periodontal treatment?
Answer: First, the lasers can target an area with greater precision and accuracy which prevents damage to surrounding, healthy tissue. In addition, the concentrated beam of light destroys bacteria, which decreases he risk of infection after treatment. Lasers also rarely require the use of anesthetic and decrease bleeding following treatment.
Question: What causes gum disease to develop?
Answer: Gum disease forms following inflammation. When gums become inflamed they can eventually pull away from the teeth, exposing pockets and allowing harmful bacteria to enter, enabling the disease to form.
Question: How do I recognize the warning signs?
Answer: You should see your periodontist is you notice your gums often feel sore or appear red, or if they bleed easily. We can diagnose the issue and see if you require treatment. If you have questions about our LANAP procedure or need to schedule a visit, then please contact our office today.
ABOUT YOUR ENCINITAS/SAN DIEGO, CA, LASER PERIODONTIST:
As a board-certified periodontist, Dr. Ann M. Kania is specially qualified to diagnose and treat issues concerning periodontal tissue and the supportive structures of a patient’s smile, as well as place dental implants to restore teeth lost to dental disease or trauma. Dr. Kania also offers the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) for minimally-invasive, scalpel-free gum grafting. To seek Dr. Kania’s expertise, contact her office today at (760) 642-0711.