How LANAP Improves The Health And Beauty Of Your Gums

encinitas lanapWhen you develop a more severe case of periodontal disease and your tissues begin to recede, you need care to avoid discomfort and complications like missing teeth. Our team can accomplish this with the (laser-assisted new attachment procedure protocol, also known as LANAP. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about treating your gum concerns with advanced laser systems!

The Signs You Should Seek Treatment

How do you know if your smile requires treatment? For some, their general dentist or orthodontist may refer them to our practice. For others, they will need to contact us when they experience the warning signs of periodontal disease, such as gums that are red in appearance, feel sore, and bleed easily. Swelling tissues or even tissues receding from the teeth are also signs of disease. Lack of treatment not only exacerbates these painful symptoms, but they can lead to adult tooth loss! Don’t ignore these potential warning signs, instead contact our team right away to schedule your first visit.

The Laser-Assisted Treatment Option

Our team will begin by carefully examining your smile with advanced digital technology, so we can assess the state of your disease and the presence of weakened bone structure too. We then plan treatment to manage the issues forward so we can use preventive care to prevent the late stages that cause tooth loss. With the LANAP system, our team will employ an advanced dental laser to gently remove the diseased portions of your gum. This enables healthy ones to reattach to the teeth, which improves the gum line, protects exposed roots, and also reduces the depth of periodontal pockets. The lasers can target areas with precision to prevent damage to healthy gums, and the treatment is comfortable and only takes one visit. Most people return to their normal routine after 24 hours of rest, and lasers help prevent selling, infection, and bleeding from occurring. No need for sutures either!

Protecting Your Smile

After your smile heals, we may recommend Supportive Periodontal Maintenance every three to four months to remove buildup and control inflammation. Ozone Therapy and antimicrobial medications can help too. Our team will also discuss positive changes to your daily oral hygiene routine to protect both your teeth and gums. If you have any questions about treating periodontal disease with the LANAP system, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy strong and full smiles for years to come!

Talk to Dr. Kania About Laser Dentistry

Our team understands how to protect your periodontal health and safeguard your smile against complications like tooth loss. To learn more about our laser treatments or to schedule your appointment, give us a call at our office in Encinitas, CA today at 760-642-0711.