Gum Disease and Your Health
Gum disease has been linked to a number of health complications, including low birth weight babies, heart disease, and diabetes. Until recently, the majority of treatment options involved cutting away the tissue. The LANAP® protocol is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum surgery and can be a part of your periodontal disease treatment plan.
What is the LANAP® Protocol?
Millions of Americans have gum disease but only some end up getting appropriate periodontal disease treatment. Treating gum disease is essential for warding off health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Traditional gum surgery can restore oral health but it involves cutting away the gum tissue and using stitches. In some cases, teeth must be extracted. Today, many periodontists are using laser dentistry to accomplish more favorable results than with traditional gum surgery.
The introduction of the PerioLase® MVP-7™ and the LANAP® protocol makes it easier to kill bacteria within the gum pockets and leave healthy tissue intact. Patients undergoing a laser procedure enjoy minimal discomfort and a faster recovery time than with traditional gum surgery.
LANAP® treatment is backed by extensive research and produces more predictable results than traditional surgery. It can be very effective for saving natural teeth while eradicating infection from the mouth.
Benefits of LANAP® Laser Treatment
Some of the key benefits of LANAP® laser treatment include:
- Fast healing time
- Minimal discomfort
- Little to no gum recession
- Reduced inflammation
- Saves natural teeth
- Stimulates bone growth
- Safe – zero contraindications
Laser periodontal disease treatment has greatly enhanced the patient experience when it comes to treating this progressive oral infection. Learn more about periodontal disease treatment with the LANAP® protocol by scheduling your consultation with our LANAP Certified dentist Dr. Fard and Dr. Dary in Oakley, CA today!