Gum Disease Treatment
What is Gum/Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal or gum disease is an infection of the supporting tissues and bone that hold your teeth in place in a healthy state.
It’s an advanced stage of infection in your gums. At an early stage, it is called Gingivitis. At this stage, it can be reversed with simple procedures like Ultrasonic Scaling and rigorous oral care.
But periodontal disease requires professional intervention.
Factors that increase the risk of periodontal disease include:
Poor oral hygiene
Procedure for laser gum surgery
The LANAP, or laser-assisted new attachment procedure, is often used to treat gum disease.
How Laser Therapy Works
Laser therapy is not a standalone treatment but works well along with conventional therapies. In periodontal laser therapy, a laser is used to access and remove the infected gum tissue from around your tooth’s root, then tartar and plaque built up around the tooth roots are removed using manual or ultrasonic methods.
Next, tools are used to smooth out any rough spots on your tooth above and below the gumline. Removing these rough spots ensures a cleaner surface to avoid food accumulation.
Advantages of using LASER
Overall patient comfort.
Faster Recovery and healing.
Minimizes risk of infection
Precision and accuracy
Less bleeding, pain, and swelling because periodontal laser therapy is less invasive than regular surgery.