Do You Qualify for LANAP Periodontal Disease Treatment?
Periodontal disease is a severe gum infection that can spread quickly throughout your mouth, causing receding gums, loose teeth, and eventually, tooth loss. You can save your natural teeth by acting quickly to get periodontal treatment. At the office of Claire Cho, DDS, Aliso Viejo, California, we offer LANAP laser treatment for periodontal disease. LANAP uses laser therapy to eliminate periodontal infections and restore oral health.
Are You a Candidate for LANAP?
If left unchecked, periodontal disease can destroy the bone structure of your teeth, causing them to weaken and fall out. Pockets of bacteria accumulate under the gum line causing your gums to retract from your teeth. LANAP targets infected gum tissue to destroy harmful bacteria, giving your gums a chance to heal.
LANAP works best on people with mild to moderate periodontal disease. It’s safe, effective, and quick and can be used on pregnant women or people with diabetes or other health issues. Dr. Cho will examine your teeth and gums and take X-rays to determine the severity of your condition before recommending this treatment. You may qualify for LANAP if:
- You have mild or moderate symptoms of periodontal disease, i.e., tooth sensitivity, swollen gums, receding gums, bleeding when you brush, pain when you chew, etc.
- You have deep periodontal pockets (5mm) between your gums and teeth
- You have loose teeth due to receding gums
LANAP Laser Treatment Process
LANAP offers an alternative to periodontal surgery for treating periodontal disease. Surgery requires making incisions in your gums to remove infected tissue and then suturing the gums so they can heal. Depending on the severity of your condition, you may need tissue grafts to restore your gum health.
LANAP uses a dental laser to eliminate periodontal infections without harming healthy gum tissue. As no incisions are involved, there’s minimal discomfort afterward. LANAP laser treatments are precise, quick, and minimally invasive. They also promote bone and tissue growth to expedite your recovery.