The effects of severe gum disease are far-reaching and can extend beyond the mouth. While gum disease can lead to bone infections and tooth loss, the chronic inflammation from this condition can be felt all over the body. If you’re suffering from gum disease, treating it as soon as possible is necessary to prevent the consequences of its compounding.
When seeking periodontal care, there are surgical and non-surgical treatments available for gum disease. However, despite a wide range of pain management solutions, the invasive nature of traditional oral surgery tends to make many patients nervous. It’s also not suitable for those with certain health conditions. Luckily, there is a very effective, less-invasive option that almost all patients qualify for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, also known as LANAP.
LANAP has become increasingly popular and is considered one of the best laser periodontal treatments available. It doesn’t require incisions or stitches, and it leads to excellent results. LANAP leverages a high-powered ultraviolet light to target and eliminate the unhealthy bacteria infecting your gums in the deep pockets around your teeth. It also promotes new tissue growth and the reattachment of gums to teeth.
If you’re wondering if LANAP is the right treatment for you, here are a few factors to consider:
Your Gum Disease Is Moderate To Severe
If you’re suffering from a mild case of gum disease, you can often resolve it with improved oral hygiene and dental cleaning so laser periodontal treatment probably isn’t necessary. LANAP is often recommended for patients who have moderate to severe cases of periodontitis and gum pockets that are at least 5 mm deep. In many cases, the procedure is capable of completely resolving gum disease without the need for additional treatment. However, if your severe gum disease has started to affect your bone, your periodontist may recommend traditional surgery instead.
You’re Nervous About Traditional Gum Disease Treatment
Treating gum disease quickly is critical for minimizing further damage. If you’re putting off treatment due to fear or anxiety, then LANAP might be the right choice for you. LANAP is minimally invasive, and the procedure is mostly painless. Any mild discomfort can be easily treated with a local anesthetic. The entire procedure can be done in less than two hours. If you’re nervous about treatment, ask your provider about laser periodontal treatment right away.
You Don’t Qualify For Traditional Gum Surgery
If you don’t qualify for traditional gum disease surgery because you’re on blood thinners or are too weak, LANAP is an excellent alternative. Because there are no incisions and you don’t need to be placed under general anesthesia, this is a popular option for those with health considerations.
You’re Hoping For A Quick Recovery
Because laser periodontal treatment is minimally invasive, the recovery time is significantly shorter compared to surgical treatment. In fact, you should start to feel better after a couple of days. You won’t have to contend with swelling and bleeding, and you’ll be able to resume your normal diet within 48 hours. This means you won’t have to miss work or put your life on hold.
When deciding whether LANAP is right for you, remember that almost all candidates qualify for this procedure. In many cases, this also includes those with diabetes and bleeding conditions. Some exceptions may apply, so you’ll want to make sure to provide your periodontist with a thorough overview of your medical health history.
The great thing about LANAP, is there are virtually no downsides. The procedure is easy, it costs about the same as traditional surgery, it’s much less painful, and it offers a short recovery. It’s not surprising this procedure has become very popular over the last couple of decades.
Why Choose Ormond Beach Perio For Laser Periodontal Treatment
Ormond Beach Perio is Central Florida’s leading periodontal practice. With significant investments in technology coupled with extensive expertise, our practice is considered to be one of the best when it comes to specialized treatments for periodontitis. Not all dental practices are licensed to perform LANAP, and many don’t have the same level of experience as Ormond Beach Perio.
Because we can perform CT scans, 3D imaging, and digital X-rays in-house, we’re able to quickly diagnose your issue, draft the right treatment plan, and put you on the road to recovery as quickly as possible. We’ll also ensure you’re as comfortable as possible every step of the way.
If you’re suffering from gum disease, don’t delay your treatment any longer. Ormond Beach Perio has easy, pain-free treatments available to help restore your oral health.