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Periodontal Laser Therapy LANAP®
Periodontal Disease Treatment in Binghamton, Vestal, and Johnson City, NY
Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is a slow affecting condition characterized by gum and bone infection. It is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. According to lanap.com, 85% of adults are affected by gum disease. Periodontal disease can have many causes, from the bacteria found in our mouths to our genetics. You may be at more risk if you smoke or take certain medications.
While it’s possible to have periodontal disease without experiencing symptoms, there are some indicators to look out for. Gums may bleed when you brush or flush, or they may become red and swollen. Bad breath and loose or separating teeth are also common problems.
It’s important to seek care for periodontal disease as your gums can continue to recede, leading to further bone infection and tooth loss. It can also lead to other health infections as bacteria enters your bloodstream, increasing chances of heart disease and stroke, among others.
The LANAP® Protocol
Traditional treatments for periodontal disease were invasive. There is now a non-surgical option available for patients who might otherwise opt out of periodontal surgery, and it is virtually painless and requires no recovery time. Millenium Dental Technologies has developed the first, and only dental laser specifically for use in Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure™ (LANAP®), and FDA-cleared and patented Laser Periodontal Therapy™ technique.
LANAP® uses safe and proven laser technology to remove harmful bacteria and diseased tissue from the gums. This new method removes only the diseased tissue and leaves the surrounding tissue intact. The LANAP® protocol controls periodontal disease, allowing for the preservation and restoration of healthy teeth, that may otherwise be extracted. In conventional surgery, diseased and healthy gum tissue are removed and bone is often removed before suturing the remaining gums back into place. Periodontal Laser Therapy removes only the diseased tissue, disinfects the remaining pocket by killing the bacteria, and forms a fibrin clot that seals the wound, allowing the body to regenerate tissue and bone.
Advantages of Laser Periodontal Therapy:
- Minimal bleeding and swelling
- Recovery time is less than 24 hours
- Lower risk of post-operative complications
- Maintains surrounding gum tissue
- Restores healthy teeth
- Virtually painless