Treat Gum Disease with Caring Family Dentistry
Periodontitis is a severe form of gum disease that can cause tooth loss and life-threatening health complications if left untreated. If you suffer from periodontal disease, you have options!
Routine visits to your dentist are paramount, and our team at Caring Family Dentistry will determine a treatment plan to eradicate gum disease and restore oral health.
Your Gum Disease Treatment Options
As we age, the risk for gum disease increases. 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’re suffering from gum disease, you have various dental treatment options available at Caring Family Dentistry.
Laser-Assisted New Attached Procedure
LANAP (Laser-Assisted New Attached Procedure) is one of the newest procedures to treat gum disease. LANAP is an FDA-approved treatment that gives you a less invasive approach to treating periodontal disease.
This procedure uses a precision laser to remove infected gum tissues without sutures or stitches. It helps preserve your gum tissue and promotes healthy tissue regeneration.
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 the removal of the implant and surgical repair.
LAPIP (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.
LAPIP helps remove unhealthy tissues, kills harmful bacteria below the gum line, stimulates healthy tissue, and may encourage bone development.
Laser Pocket Disinfection
When gums pull away from teeth and cause pockets to form along the gum line, it’s easy for bacteria to manifest and potentially infect the body’s bloodstream.
Laser pocket disinfection is a fast, pain-free, and non-invasive method of disinfecting periodontal pockets below the gum line and stimulating the body’s healing process.
Scaling & Root Planing
Unremoved plaque can lead to gum infection and inflammation that causes the gum tissue to pull away from the teeth, forming pockets. Scaling and root planing involve deep cleaning of these pockets and below the gum line to remove plaque and tartar.