Treatment for advanced gum disease has come a long way since the days of manual metal-instrument procedures. For gum disease requiring surgical solutions, Infinite Dental Wellness chooses to treat this common affliction with laser technology through the laser-assisted new attachment procedure, or LANAP®.
To successfully treat gum disease and minimize recurring infection, the bacteria, plaque, and calculus that cause it must be removed from all areas where they’ve built up, including below the gum line. In the past, that last part of the process required painful, invasive surgery to pull the gums back from the teeth and even the permanent removal of diseased sections of tissue.
Laser dentistry therapy, however, is far less invasive and its precision-frequency technology leaves healthy gum tissue intact. The laser’s special settings allow it to target only the disease-causing agents and dead tissue, blasting it away while leaving the unaffected areas untouched. This clean, effective process promotes faster healing and eventual regrowth of the lost tissue. It also reduces depth of the periodontal pocket, the area where debris and bacteria are generally trapped beneath the gum line, which lowers the chances of future infection.
The average laser gingivitis therapy process involves two visits for treatment and two follow-ups as the doctor monitors your healing and the progression of your gum regeneration; this is about half the time required for traditional scaling, root planing, and surgery. Recovery from laser periodontal therapy is also easier and less painful, and most patients are able to eat normally the day after surgery.
Consult with your dentist at Infinite Dental Wellness to see if you are a candidate for LANAP® or other periodontal treatments. We use green dentistry equipment and techniques to leave a minimal ecological impact on the earth while still offering the optimal results.
Diode Laser Soft Tissue Treatment
When gum disease requires surgery, diode laser soft tissue treatment is a great way to remove infected areas of the gum tissue without harming healthy tissue. Diode lasers are known for their precision, ease of use, and lower cost.
Another advantage is that precision cuts allow for less pain and quicker healing times after surgery. The diode laser surgery also coagulates, ablates, or vaporizes the target area, reducing the chance of re-infection.
If you feel pain or inflammation in your gums, schedule a consultation at Infinite Dental Wellness. Our professional dentists will take a look at your mouth and decide if periodontal treatments are necessary.