Laser Treatment for Gum Disease
A periodontitis diagnosis can be terrifying. You may be experiencing inflammation, bone loss, loose teeth, gum reduction which may lead to having teeth extracted if left untreated. Fortunately, Dr. Shawn Michael Fox in Visalia, CA has you covered! Specializing in advanced dental procedures to combat gum disease including LANAP laser treatment - there is hope for a healthier mouth!
LANAP, a non-invasive laser treatment for gum disease that stands for Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is an incredibly gentle and effective way to promote the growth of healthy gums and bone tissue. LANAP is an innovative solution that allows you to sidestep the discomfort and trauma of gum tissue removal surgery - even when your gums are healthy!
If you are experiencing red, tender gums around your dental implants, discharge at the implant site, swelling with pain, a color change in your gums or bleeding then LANAP treatment may be necessary for you. Fortunately you only need 1-2 treatments compared to numerous sessions associated with more intrusive procedures. When considering LANAP as an option for yourself it is important to remember that this non-surgical approach can bring healthier and more attractive results!
Why Choose LANAP?
Millions of people worldwide suffer from gum disease, but luckily LANAP treatment offers a variety of advantages. From treating the underlying cause to reducing inflammation and bleeding in your mouth, this special technique makes daily cleaning easier than ever before and significantly decreases chances of tooth loss.
Compared to traditional dental surgery, which commonly requires four one-hour sessions and extra follow up visits for suture removal and checkups, LANAP periodontal treatment is a more efficient full-mouth procedure that typically only needs two two-hour appointments. During the initial appointment, your dentist will work on one side of your mouth. The following week, they'll finish up with the other half. Usually it's not long before patients can get back to their everyday activities or go back to work!
Compared to traditional periodontal surgery, the LANAP protocol is better due to:
- Less pain
- Less bleeding
- Less sensitivity
- Less gum loss
- Less swelling
- Very little downtime after treatment
- Less Post-op infections
- Promotes regeneration of supporting gum tissues
- Healing is perceived to be faster and more comfortable than conventional surgery
If you're suffering from gum disease, ask Dr. Fox at Fox Valley Family Dentistry about LANAP. Call us at (559) 733-3377 to schedule an appointment.