Although it is never good news to hear you have gum disease, you can take comfort in knowing that your Clearwater, Florida dentist offers LANAP laser gum treatment to help restore your oral health and preserve teeth. Periodontal disease can spread quickly when left untreated, wreaking havoc on your gums and teeth and causing extensive tooth loss. That is why it is essential to act quickly when diagnosed with this condition. LANAP laser gum therapy from Natural & Cosmetic Dentistry offers an alternative to traditional gum surgery for treating periodontal disease and restoring your oral health.
LANAP vs. Traditional Flap Surgery
With periodontal disease, pockets of bacteria can accumulate beneath the gum line of your teeth, destroying the healthy bone structure and causing your gums to recede and bleed. Traditional flap surgery treatment entails cutting into your gums and folding them back to gain access to these bacterial pockets and infected gum tissue. The infected tissue is removed, the entire area cleaned of bacteria, and your gums sutured back in place to heal.
In contrast, LANAP treatment uses lasers to remove infected tissue and your gums and teeth from periodontal disease. With laser treatment, no surgical incisions are needed. LANAP offers greater accuracy and precision in treating gum disease. This enables Dr. Beata A. Carlson and associates to target only the infected gum tissue, leaving healthy tissue intact. Through LANAP gum treatment, your Clearwater, Florida dentist can remove diseased gum tissue, cleanse bacterial pockets and tooth roots, eliminate tartar from your teeth, stop gum disease from spreading, and promote gum repair and regeneration without resorting to surgery.
LANAP treatment has been proven highly effective in treating mild to moderate cases of periodontal disease. For severe cases, you may require traditional flap surgery to completely eliminate periodontal infections and restore your oral health. Dr. Beata A. Carlson and associates will perform a comprehensive oral exam to accurately diagnose your condition and determine the severity of your periodontitis. Once a diagnosis has been made, we can decide if LANAP is the best course of action to treat your gum disease.
Benefits of LANAP Laser Gum Treatment
LANAP does not entail surgical incisions, so the treatment is less invasive than traditional gum surgery. LANAP treatment also produces less bleeding and causes less sensitivity. Additional benefits include:
- Less risk of infection
- Quicker healing and recovery time from your treatment
- Minimal discomfort and pain both during and after your procedure
- Greater precision in treating your condition to produce optimal results
- Customizable treatment to suit your unique dental care needs
- Effective in curtailing the spread of gum disease
- Promotes regeneration of gum tissue and bone structure to help preserve your teeth
LANAP Treatment near Me
At Natural and Cosmetic Dentistry, we have ample experience with LANAP therapy and will do our part to help you have a successful treatment. To learn more about LANAP treatment, contact Dr. Beata A. Carlson and associates in Clearwater, Florida, at 727-888-6523.
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