LANAP Periodontal Disease Treatment
According to the American Academy of Periodontology, periodontal (gum) disease affects approximately half of Americans. Cases can span from mild gingivitis to severe cases of periodontitis. As we age, the risk for gum disease increases. The gums naturally recede, teeth wear down and become more sensitive. If left untreated, gum disease can destroy the support bones in your mouth. Early detection and treatment are essential to helping you maintain good oral health.
If you are suffering from gum disease, you have a variety of dental treatment options available to you. Caring Family Dentistry in Concord, NH is dedicated to restoring your dental health through gum disease treatments such as LANAP.
DLANAP or Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure is an FDA approved laser surgery to treat periodontal or gum disease. This innovative treatment is backed by both laboratory and clinical research. Using a PerioLase™ laser, your dentist removes diseased gum tissues. This creates an environment in your mouth where your body can heal itself.
Compared to traditional gum disease treatments, LANAP allows for your body to heal itself faster, as it does not remove healthy tissue. With traditional gum disease treatment, your dentist cuts away tissue, which can result in aesthetic changes to your smile and exposed root surfaces. LANAP preserves as much healthy tissue as possible.
In addition to removing unhealthy tissues, this procedure involves removing calculus from the root of a tooth and prepares reattachment to the gums.
LAPIP - Laser Peri-Implantitis Treatment
For patients missing teeth, dental implants provide a permanent restoration option. A dental implant consists of metal posts or frames which are surgically placed into bone beneath the gums. These then fuse with the jawbone and provide stable support for restorations or dentures.
Even with advanced dental implant technology, implants are not immune to gum disease. Peri-Implantitis is a condition where infections develop below the gum line, potentially resulting in bone loss around the implant. In some cases the implant may be lost. In the past, if gum disease infected an area around an implant, it would usually result in removal of the the implant and surgical repair.
LAPIP or Laser Assisted Peri-Implant Procedures are FDA-cleared procedures to treat gum disease around infected implants. Like LANAP, this procedure does not involve scalpels or stitches. It helps remove unhealthy tissues and kills harmful bacteria below the gum line. In addition, it can stimulate healthy tissue and may encourage bone development.
For more information about our laser gum disease treatments in Concord, NH, please contact Caring Family Dentistry today at 603-230-9719 or visit The Dental Implant Center of New Hampshire website. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you regain your dental health.